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Artisan Brewing Brewer

Artisan Brewing is a Belgian-style brewer born of a love for an often-neglected element in brewing: yeast. Their journey began in WA’s Great Southern in 2001 when globe-trotting husband and wife, Brian and Julia Fitzgerald, purchased a farm just west of Denmark after falling in love with the stunning…

Hobart Brewing Company Brewer

Some breweries feel like they could be anywhere. A nice taproom with wooden tables in a warehouse that could just as easily be in St Kilda as South Sydney or the Sunshine Coast. Hobart Brewing Co is not like that, however. Strolling into their vast waterfront beer garden and famous Red Shed in Hobart’s…

Akasha Taproom & Brewery Brewer

The rise of the Akasha Brewing Company was swift. It was only in April 2015 that Dave Padden hitched his wagon to Sydney’s growing caravan of gypsy brewers and launched the first Akasha beer into the market. But being at the mercy of someone else’s brewing schedule was never a long term plan –…

Brewmanity Brewer

The diversity in the backgrounds of those getting involved in the craft beer industry in Australia is a sure sign of its growing popularity and reach. Collaborations have seen everyone from chefs to rock stars to radio stations try their hand at making beer. But there are others taking their involvement…

Brightstar Brewing Brewer

Brightstar Brewing’s founders, Megan and Gareth Parker, opened the doors to their Adelaide venue at an exciting time in Australia’s beer journey, an era in which breweries and beer venues were appearing in suburbs and regional towns across the country. Quality was on the rise, experimentation was…

Brouhaha Baringa Brewer

“What do you like to drink?” It’s such a simple question, but when it comes from a smiling bartender standing at the beer taps, it brings with it so much opportunity. It’s a world apart from the monolithic and monochromatic beer culture of decades ago, and more the vibe of farmers’ markets,…

Freshwater Brewing Co Brewer

In the space of just a few years, the Northern Beaches suburb of Brookvale has evolved from an industrial area known primarily for a footy stadium and shopping centre into what is arguably Australia’s fastest-growing beer suburb. At the time of writing, there are no less than six Brookvale breweries…

Mountain Monk Brewers Brewer

It can be a terrible thing for a town to lose its one and only pub. Such a loss can leave locals without a central place to socialise as well as taking away the opportunity for people from across generations to gather to share stories, beers and steaming hot bowls of chippies. This is particularly…

Phat Brew Club Brewer

At the start of 2023, Perth welcomed another brewpub to its growing collection – and what a venue and story it represents. Not too long before greeting the first guests to arrive at The Clubroom in City West, the team behind Phat Brew Club were still playing around as homebrewers, before success in…

Esker Beer Co Brewer

Arriving at The Australian Hotel & Brewery you can't help but be struck with the impression that it isn't a place that does things by halves. This brewery complex in Sydney's northwestern suburb of Rouse Hill is, put simply, vast. Yet once you step inside it becomes quite clear why such scale is required,…

Staves Brewery Brewer

Australia’s fondness for supporting the underdog is well known. Put your humble, hardworking person up against the might and power of the establishment and you know where the neutral’s heart is most likely to lie. That underlying attitude is one of the many reasons craft beer has found such a fast…

7th Day Brewery Brewer

On the first day, Mike Beresford Jones took up homebrewing because there was a dearth of locally made craft lagers. He began developing a recipe for a quality pilsner, and a handful of local dads who met through their children’s sport would join him each week to drink it in his garage at Curl Curl,…

Aether Brewing Brewer

“In Greek mythology, Aether is the fifth element, which holds the universe together. Obviously… that’s beer.” This is the idea that gave birth to Aether Brewing years ago, well before the brewery opened in 2016. Plenty has changed at Aether in the intervening years, including the core range…

Alice Springs Brewing Co Brewer

Alice Springs might be a small and isolated town, even by Australia’s exacting standards, but as the gateway to the Red Centre it’s always possessed a unique appeal capable of luring people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life to stop in while enjoying an outback pilgrimage. With Uluru a…

Badlands Brewery Brewer

They say the best things come to those who wait and, boy, did Jon Shiner wait. Fully thirteen years passed between the day he released the first Badlands Brewery beers in 2010 and the day he welcomed the first guests through the doors of his Orange brewpub. For context, in the intervening period,…

Batch Brewing Co Brewer

When you can include wild fermentation, trophy winning beers, a bottleshop that brews and a brewery that distills, there’s merit to the argument that Sydney’s Inner West is home to the most interesting concentration of beer businesses in Australia. Yet, as recently as 2012 there was just one independent…

Beaches Brewery Brewer

There is a civil war taking place in Sydney as the Inner West and Northern Beaches battle to be recognised as the harbour city’s crafty capital. For years, the former looked untouchable as new brewery opening followed new brewery opening. And, while fresh-faced reinforcements continue to bolster the…

Bells Beach Brewing Brewer

Bells Beach’s surfing credentials are known far and wide. The Rip Curl Pro has been held there continuously since the 1960s and tourists regularly flock to the beach – and the surrounding Surf Coast region – for a dip, surf and wipe out. However, as anyone who’s spent time there over the years…

Blackman's Brewery Brewer

After witnessing the success of the first Great Australian Beer Festival in Geelong, the organisers told The Crafty Pint that their aim was to turn the city into something of a craft beer capital for Australia. The festival's ongoing success and the boost given to the local beer scene by the arrival…

Bright Brewery Brewer

No one should need an extra reason to visit Bright, a true four season destination in the Victorian High Country: winters perfect for snowsports; springs and autumns that explode with colour; year round adventure sports and gourmet food and wine trails. But if you did need another reason, the Bright…

Bright Tank Brewing Co Brewer

Matt Moore and wife Gemma Sampson had long thought about opening a brewery – four years to be exact. And, while pondering the possibilities surrounding their urban brewery’s location, serenity struck. What had been an area for blue collar workers and migrant living had flourished into an orderly…

Brisbane Brewing Co Brewer

Walk past 124 Boundary Street in Brisbane’s West End and you’re met by an ornate set of iron gates featuring intricate hop bines and cones. Eye-catching, for sure. But it’s what lies beyond that is likely to please you rather more. The team behind Woolloongabba’s Brewhouse Brisbane – since…

Eagle Bay Brewery Brewer

The South West of WA is blessed with some of the most impressive breweries in Australia, with cellar doors and restaurants that often rival the region's wineries for their visual splendour. Eagle Bay, however, may well be able to lay claim as the most spectacular of them all. The eye-catching, architecturally…

Fixation Brewing Co (Lion/Kirin) Brewer

Around 2014, we'd often hear refrains along the lines of: "Everyone's got an IPA these days." Yet it didn't take much investigation to discover that, a few exceptions apart, this was far from the case. Sure, there were plenty of one-off or occasional draught only releases hitting taps, but in terms of…

Hard Road Brewing Brewer

At one point during our chat at their brewery taproom in Melbourne’s east, Lein Jenkins points out how surprised he and wife Angie were to discover the name “Hard Road” hadn’t already been taken by another brewing company. If you’ve spent time in and around the beer world, you’ll understand…

Holgate Brewhouse Brewer

A genuine one stop shop for the discerning beer tourist, Holgate's Woodend Brewhouse combines a brewery, public bar, restaurant and hotel under a single roof. Just an hour from Melbourne, in the shadow of the Macedon Ranges, you'll to find a bar lined with site-brewed beers on tap, including some hand-pulled…

Little Bang Brewing Brewer

Before Little Bang Brewing came into existence, Fil Kemp and Ryan Davidson tapped keys rather than kegs, developed video game characters rather than beer recipes, worked with code rather than Columbus. Then, in 2014, the avid homebrewers made the step from one industry where people – not least them…

Mash Brewing Brewer

The Swan Valley is home to a colourful collection of craft breweries. Within an hour of touching down at Perth's airport, visitors can take in stops that celebrate the Aussie spirit, German beer halls and wild experimentation in the space of a short drive. At the heart of the region is Mash Brewing,…

Noosa Hinterland Brewing Co Brewer

The heritage-listed timber building that Noosa Hinterland Brewing Co call home is more than 90 years old, and the front wall still bears the sign of its original occupant: ALFREDSONS JOINERY. It’s almost as if setting up in a joinery has cast some kind of magic on the brewpub – magic that joins things,…

Shambles Brewery Brewer

“Shambles” might denote a complete mess but, when you walk through the doors of the Hobart brewery bearing that name, there’s nothing disorderly to be found. Quite the opposite, in fact. Instead, Shambles Brewery is a sleek, modern brewpub in which glistening copper beer taps serve fresh beer…

Shapeshifter Brewing Co Brewer

Creativity sits at the very heart of modern craft beer yet even when brewers push boundaries they’re drawing upon millennia of traditions and knowledge. Shapeshifter are the most modern of craft breweries, with an approach that shows just how exciting and forward-thinking those traditions can…

Shark Island Brewing Brewer

Shark Island Brewing Co is proud to be part of the Sutherland Shire. From the fact the brewery itself is named after a reef break just off Cronulla, to the naming of some of its beers – you can hunt down the surf spots that inspired Voodoo IPA, The Point Dark Ale, and Shiprock Hazy Pale Ale –…

Six String Brewing Brewer

If you want an example of the passion that drives the craft beer industry in Australia, look no further than Erina's Six String Brewery. This brewery, set up by longtime friends Chris Benson and Adam Klasterka on the New South Wales Central Coast, is a lesson in following your dream no matter what gets…

Straddie Brewing Brewer

“There are many easier places to build a brewery than the second largest sand island in the world. There are cheaper places to do it. But it started with Straddie.” North Stradbroke Island – or Straddie to anyone who knows it – captures the hearts of pretty much everyone who visits it. That…

Sunday Road Brewing Brewer

We all look forward to Sundays for various reasons. For some of us, it’s the day of rest: sitting back, relaxing, and doing as little as possible. For some, it’s the chance to spend time with the people we love: friends, family, anyone who gives a sense of acceptance and belonging. For others,…

Valhalla Brewing Brewer

With hundreds of brewing companies of all shapes and sizes blanketing most of Australia these days, you might think you’ve heard every possible genesis story – and each of their subtle variations. You could easily think the same with Valhalla too, given it was brought into existence by a homebrewer…

Woolgoolga Brewing Co Brewer

Hang on… is it called Woolgoolga Brewing, or Woopi Brewing? For anyone not familiar with the coastal town of Woolgoolga on the north coast of NSW, let me save you some confusion: Woopi Brewing is Woolgoolga Brewing. Woolgoolga Brewing is Woopi Brewing. Woolgoolga is called Woopi by just about…

Bailey Brewing Co Brewer

The scenic drive along West Swan Road in Swan Valley calms the mind. Grapes vines line both sides, dotted by cellar doors, orchards and a chocolate factory, all of which is less than thirty minutes from Perth’s CBD. It’s exactly the kind of place you’d want to work after years of toil as a FIFO…

Blasta Collective Brewer

Steve Russell's journey from a FIFO homebrewer to opening Blasta Brewing then Blasta Collective has been one of incredible speed and determination - not unlike the brewery’s unicorn logo. And that's without mentioning the construction one of Western Australia’s largest production facilities plus…

Bonehead Brewing Brewer

We all make bonehead decisions sometimes. But not all bonehead decisions need to be bad ones. And you’re unlikely to find a better example of that than Melbourne’s Bonehead Brewing. Sure, Travis Nott and Anthony Dinoto’s decision to leave their respective careers behind to create a brewery…

Capital Brewing Co Brewer

When Capital Brewing talk about Good Natured Brews, they aren’t kidding. Whether it’s the beers, lively taproom, support for their Canberra community or the natural world, the brewery has been driven by purpose since day one. That story started out with Laurence Kain and Tom Hertel; two…

Dad & Dave's Brewing Brewer

When Dad (John) and Dave Dumay brewed their first commercial batch in 2012, they found themselves at a curious crossroads. “We gypsy-brewed 600-odd cases of pale ale and thought ‘we're either going to sell it and make a business of it, or we’re going to have a lot of beer to drink with friends’,”…

Fox Hat Brewing Brewer

Fox Hat launched in 2015 as a sibling brand to Vale Brewing. The craft beer industry was really starting to come into its own, with a growing number of drinkers after more "off the chain" beers – the sort of creations that didn't really fit Vale’s more mass market DNA. Thus Fox Hat was designed…

Mismatch Brewing Co Brewer

Bringing together a bunch of seemingly mismatched people to start a business might not seem the smartest of ideas. But take a look at where Mismatch Brewing Company – and its associated operations – sits today and you’d have to conclude the founders were onto a good thing. Mismatched they might…

Murray's Brewer

Starting out as the brewery that gave the Pub With No Beer its beer, the Murray's operation moved to Port Stephens, a short drive up the coast from Newcastle, once word of its high quality brews meant they could no longer be contained by a pub in regional New South Wales. These days, the ever-expanding…

Newstead Brewing Co Brewer

When you look at the independent beer scene in Brisbane, Newstead Brewing Co is part of the furniture. It’s a brewery that’s been seen on billboards, attached to sporting teams, and welcomes visitors to this fine city with its own bar at Brisbane Airport’s domestic terminal. But if you’re…

Phillip Island Brewing Co Brewer

Phillip Island might be best known for penguins and beaches, but spend a little time there and you’ll soon discover an abundance of riches waiting to be enjoyed away from the crowds. In particular, the island boasts a wealth of local produce: freshly-caught seafood; farmgate fruit and vegetables;…

The Suburban Brew Brewer

“Love Thy Neighbour, Love Their Beer” is the motto which epitomises The Suburban Brew’s embrace of a strong community, and an ethos centred around fostering good conversation and a supportive, welcoming environment at their Adelaide taproom. The name was sparked by the time when owner Tony Dichiera…

Bandolier Brewing Brewer

Bandolier Brewing’s name stems from a love of Western movies and, while Warragul isn’t exactly the sort of place that conjures the likes of Deadwood, the name still feels incredibly apt. That’s not because Warragul sits in West Gippsland, about an hour out of Melbourne, either. It’s due to…

Banks Brewing Brewer

Drink Banks. It’s a simple enough suggestion, but what does it mean? It might mean drinking an incredibly dialled in lager. Or it might refer to a hazy IPA that’s a wonderful showcase of hops. Often, it means drinking a big and rich pastry beer. But drinking Banks always means enjoying the…

Brick Lane Brewing Brewer

They say it takes a village to raise a child and the African proverb certainly runs true for breweries. For Brick Lane, their village was on the smaller side when 25 founders came together to launch the brewery in 2017. But among them were some big names from the world of sport – Billy Slater,…

Bridge Road Brewers Brewer

Budding young winemaker Ben Kraus headed to Italy at the start of the Millennium to learn more about the art of making wine. Somewhere along the way, he got distracted on the ski slopes of Austria and ended up working at Tiroler Bier, a traditional microbrewery in Innsbruck, and returned to Australia…

Burnley Brewing Brewer

There might be a lot of breweries in Melbourne but there are still ways to stand out. One way is to brew beers that are a little more traditionally-minded than most modern lineups, or you can throw a tonne of hops and adjuncts at beers and spend your time on new ingredients and styles. Alternatively,…

Catchment Brewing Co Brewer

Since opening their doors in November 2015, the Catchment Brewing crew have been growing into the eclectic, artistic and historic landscape that makes up West End. West End is a patchwork of character and colour: a blend of cultures and a haven for non-mainstream lifestyles, long known as an area…

Cornella Brewery Brewer

When it comes to alcohol, there can be a tendency to divide. Beer drinkers are beer drinkers and wine drinkers are wine drinkers. But reality has a habit of casting such ideas aside and nowhere does that happen more clearly than at Cornella Brewery and The Shiraz Republic in Central Victoria. Located…

Cypher Brewing Brewer

To run a successful brewpub, there are many elements you need to nail, many codes you need to crack. Fortunately, Cypher Brewing Co don’t just have the right name when it comes to craft beer cryptography: they’ve got the right space and plenty of good ideas, too. For one, there’s the neighbourhood…

Deep South Brewing Co Brewer

Australia’s southernmost city can be a cold place at times but there’s never a bad moment to be in Hobart. The Tasmanian capital is surrounded by natural beauty, cultural experiences, and food and drink encounters that aren’t just embraced locally but worthy of taking a trip across the Bass Strait.…

Feral Brewing (CCEP) Brewer

It was on separate trips along the West Coast of the US that schoolmates Al Carragher and Brendan Varis hatched their plan for a brewery on the West Coast of Australia. It took a number of years for the plan to come together, during which Brendan project managed brewery installations and start-ups across…

Gales Brewery Brewer

When people talk about visiting a “local brewery”, it’s easy to imagine they’ve got a place just like Gales Brewery in mind. The warehouse venue is off the beaten track but still easy to get to, it’s industrial while remaining welcoming, the beer is made right next to where you’re sat,…

Hawke's Brewing Brewer

His name’s on the brewery, his face is on the cans, and he was involved in the founding of the business. But Hawke’s Brewing isn’t about Bob Hawke. Well, not really. It’s about what Bob Hawke represents: integrity, generosity, and the fun-loving Aussie spirit. It began in 2015, when Nathan…

Helios Brewing Brewer

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out Helios Brewing has something to do with the sun. Their logo is a glass of beer from which is emanating the light of the sun. Inside the brewery is a wall mural of the Greek sun god Helios riding a chariot in the sky, holding said glass of beer and the light…

Indian Ocean Brewing Brewer

Out past the Northern suburbs of Perth, the Indian Ocean Brewing Co sits on Mindarie Marina looking out over the water. As brewery views go, there's not many that would beat it: palm trees, blue skies, yachts, endless ocean. It's a view that comes with the added advantage that the attached venue offers…

Jervis Bay Brewing Co Brewer

“There seems to be a growing inclination in Australia to mispronounce the name Jervis Bay. May I please assure you that the correct pronunciation of this word is Jervis and not Jarvis.” - Mr Jervis Manton, 1928. With that out of the way, welcome to Jervis Bay Brewing, the brewery that makes a…

King Road Brewing Co Brewer

Given it was founded by Dave and Bev McKee, their children Chad and Selena and their respective partners Maria and Dale, King Road Brewing Co was always going to be a family-friendly venue. Many set out with aspirations to create such a place, however the sheer scale of the brewery, the venue and its…

Land & Sea Brewer

Ask people why they moved to the Sunshine Coast, and more tham a few of them will say: “For the lifestyle.” Perhaps they were sick of working too much, or always feeling busy and in a rush, or not taking enough time to slow down and enjoy their life. Land & Sea is a brewery all about the balanced…

Lost Palms Brewing Brewer

Lost Palms is a brewery infused with the spirit of your favourite party shirt. It starts with pink. Lots of pink. You can’t talk about Lost Palms without talking about pink. Pink brewery. Pink logo. Pink beer cans. There’s also a whole lot of pastel green (please don’t ask me if it’s aqua,…

Margaret River Beer Co Brewer

The first beers rolled out of the Margaret River Beer Co way back in 2016, with the small, family-owned operation quickly solidifying itself as the brewery for Margaret River. With a keen focus on servicing the region with quality craft beer and genuine hospitality, the three families behind the operation…

Mixtape Brewing & Bar Brewer

Eighteen taps, 50-plus wines, arcade games, ancient ales, gluten-reduced beers, board game nights… Mixtape certainly know how to stand out on Sydney’s ever-busier Inner West Ale Trail. Opened in February 2022, the Marrickville brewbar is the brainchild of husband and wife tag team, Jason Newton…

Moffat Beach Brewing Co Brewer

Just because a waterfront brewery is busy doesn’t mean the beer is any good. After all, a view of the ocean can cover a multitude of sins. So, if you were to catch a glimpse of the buzzing crowd at Moffat Beach Brewing’s brewpub on Seaview Terrace, you could be forgiven if you wondered whether the…

Moffat Beach Brewing Co (Caloundra) Brewer

Just because a waterfront brewery is busy doesn’t mean the beer is any good. After all, a view of the ocean can cover a multitude of sins. So, if you were to catch a glimpse of the buzzing crowd at [Moffat Beach Brewing’s brewpub](https://craftypint.com/brewery/431/moffat-beach-brewing-co) on Seaview…

Range Brewing Brewer

Some people said it would never work. You can’t have a successful brewery in Australia without a core range†, they said. A core range is how you build a following of loyal customers, they said. But the team at Range Brewing have never had a problem finding people to drink their beer. Since…

SixTwelve Brewing Brewer

Stretch, beanstalk, string bean, lanky, big fella, tiny and Goliath… All are nicknames Brad Reid has been given over the years and the reason is obvious: he looms large at 213cm (or seven feet / six feet twelve if you prefer these things imperial). Along with wife Alle, Brad launched SixTwelve Brewing…

Slow Lane Brewing Brewer

Sydney is a city that’s always in a rush. Standing defiantly amid all of this is Slow Lane Brewing. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle on a quiet backstreet in Botany, this small South Sydney brewery opened in 2020 and instantly made a big impression with their modern take on traditional, European-inspired…

The Albert Brewery and Taproom Brewer

In the minds of many children-at-heart, the idea of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory is one of which dreams are made. And in the same way that Cadbury’s have their iconic purple colour, The Albert Brewery in Hobart has adopted a particular shade of blue, an approach that’s helped their brand fast…

The Coastal Brewing Company Brewer

Forster possesses the kind of force that draws people in. The coastal getaway in New South Wales and its twin town of Tuncurry are surrounded by pristine waterways, and sandwiched between Wallis Lake to the west and the Pacific to the east. The glistening waters and beaches of the Barrington Coast…

Uraidla Brewery Brewer

The Adelaide Hills region is a treasure trove of quaint, quirky towns that typically boast little more than a pub, a general store and a post office. These popular towns ooze a certain quiet country charm capable of luring travellers and day-trippers from near and far. One such place is Uraidla,…

Wayward Brewing Co Brewer

For several years Peter Philip was one of Sydney’s most archetypal gypsy brewers. He’d brew small test batches at his house, hoard homebrew, fine-tune recipes then head to a local brewery to borrow a bit of tank space and release a commercial batch under the Wayward Brewing label. He certainly got…

Your Mates Brewing Brewer

It’s the age old story. Mate meets mate. Mate dreams about making beer for the Sunshine Coast with mate. Mate opens brewery that serves up rippin’ brews with mate. At least, that’s the story of Hep and McGarry, the duo behind Your Mates Brewing. Perhaps you heard of them when they started gypsy…

Balter Brewing (CUB/Asahi) Brewer

To balter is to dance artlessly without particular skill or grace, but usually with enjoyment. It’s also the name of the Gold Coast brewery opened by a quartet of Australian surfing legends and some mates, with a trophy-winning brewer at the helm to ensure that when it comes to the beers there’s…

Blackflag Brewing Brewer

Down a dusty alleyway off Mooloolaba’s busy Brisbane Street – only steps from the shimmering surf – hides a small window set into a timber-clad shed. This square portal, which is otherwise completely unremarkable, plays an important, if unlikely, role: it’s Blackflag Brewing’s takeaway counter. What’s…

Block 'n Tackle Brewer

It’s a story that’s surely as old as the beer industry itself: a couple of mates start homebrewing, they get good at it and, at the behest of a few keen friends with complementary skills, decide to have a go at brewing commercially. That, in essence, is the Block ’n’ Tackle story. But, of course,…

Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers Brewer

Regular readers of The Crafty Pint will know all about Boatrocker already. Launched as a brewing company back in 2009, with its beers brewed at Southern Bay, its co-founder Matt Houghton has written a series of features about the trials, tribulations and excitement of starting a brewery (read them [here](/features/post/starting-a-brewery-the-boatrocker-story-pt-iv/)).…

Bridge Road Brewers Brunswick Brewer

It’s Bridge Road Brewers but not as you knew it. In 2005, Ben and Maria Kraus launched in Beechworth and the pioneering brewers have always been innovators. Much of that has to do with their beers, but the approach extends to hospitality too; their welcoming brewpub in the Old Coach House (where…

Broken Bay Brewing Co Brewer

It started with a phone call. Andrew Forster was on holiday with his wife in 2022 when his close mate Brenton Fischer rang with a brainwave. “I won't lie - I'd had a few beers by that stage,” Brenton says with a laugh as he recalls his excitement on the phone. “I was drinking with a group…

Dainton Brewery & Taphouse Brewer

The very nature of craft beer ensures the industry is awash with personalities, quirky characters and unusual ideas. Sure, there are very sensible people working in it too, people who spotted a business opportunity in beer and bring a suitably businesslike approach to their operations. But even among…

Felons Brewing Co Brewer

It’s the 1820s: Four convicts from Sydney are the first westerners to stumble upon the Brisbane River after bad weather seriously messes with their navigation. Fast forward more than a century to the 1930s: The Howard Smith Wharves and the Story Bridge are constructed to provide relief work during…

FogHorn Brewery Brewer

Over the past decade and more, there have been few brewers who have put out as many great beers in as many different styles as Shawn Sherlock. While head brewer at Murray's, he was named Australian Brewer of the Year in recognition of a mastery of brewing that saw beer lovers clamouring for everything…

Frenchies Bistro & Brewery Brewer

Some breweries do amazing beers but ordinary food. Some restaurants serve great food, only to be let down by a generic beer list. Not many places nail both. But Frenchies Bistro and Brewery delivers an exquisite exception. Located in the trendy industrial space of The Cannery in Rosebery, just 15…

Froth Craft Brewery, Exmouth Brewer

Like many Australian craft breweries, Froth was born from a dream: a dream which came to fruition when Froth Craft Brewery opened the doors of its Exmouth brewpub for the first time in February 2017. By opening Exmouth’s inaugural brewery, they became the first new brewery between Perth and Matso's…

Hepburn Springs Brewing Co Brewer

The 2020 Indies awards will be memorable for many people for different reasons. For those organising the event itself, the fact it was streamed from a production studio due to COVID ensured it was a far cry from your typical beer awards ceremony. For those winners dealing with lengthy delays on their…

Homestead Brewery Brewer

Western Australia is not only regarded as the birthplace of the modern craft beer scene in Australia, it is home to some of the most spectacular microbreweries in the country. From Little Creatures on the waterfront in Fremantle to many of the breweries that call the Margaret River region home, there…

Hudson Brewing Brewer

Wynnum – a suburb in Brisbane’s bayside – is home to many good things, none of which have historically involved quality beer. For many, the suburb is best known as a place for quiet, relaxed pastimes spent on Moreton Bay, or for its glittering foreshore, packed on the weekends with people devouring…

King River Brewing Brewer

Just like the wider High Country region it calls home, King Valley is a beautiful place to visit. And, just like its neighbouring valleys, it has much to offer visitors, whether their intention is to explore nature, enjoy outdoor pursuits or indulge their senses with fine local produce. Unlike some…

La Sirène Brewing Brewer

Late in 2011, a buzz started spreading around the Melbourne beer cognoscenti that there was a hot new beer in town, a saison that had appeared all of a sudden. Bearing the name La Sirène and packaged in champagne bottles decorated with artwork of an elegance not usually found in the beer world, it was…

Local Brewing Co Brewer

It’s often said that good people drink good beer and, while that’s often very true, there’s an added benefit when drinking good beer can bring about good too. It was such an idea that drove a group of mates in Melbourne to launch A Local Beer at the start of 2019 with the aim of using beer as…

Nowhereman Brewing Co Brewer

The beer lovers of Western Australia have been well served by their local craft beer industry over the past few decades, with growing numbers of microbreweries found in popular suburbs, tourist regions and even where you might not expect them. But, for a long time, the CBD and surrounds were, for the…

Sailors Grave Brewing Brewer

Sometimes, even with hindsight, it's hard to work out why some things catch one's eye more than others. Case in point being Sailors Grave Brewing. The Orbost brewery first came to our attention when we spotted a regional newspaper article on Chris and Gab Moore's plans to open a brewery in an historic,…

Salt Brewing Co Brewer

When a group of ten locals headed by friends Tim Wood and Phil Johnson bought the iconic Aireys Pub in 2011, they planned to save it from developers. What they didn't plan to do was build a brewery on the site too. Yet, after repelling the repeat advances of multinational breweries wanting to take…

Seasonal Brewing Co Brewer

Just a ten minute drive from the Perth CBD, the Seasonal Brewing Co has brought beer appeal to a vibrant neighbourhood that had previously been somewhat barren on the good booze front. Their Maylands home was once named one of Australia’s coolest suburbs by Lonely Planet, yet there was scant opportunity…

Shelter Brewing Brewer

The buzzing beer scene in South West WA gained another brewery in 2020, as a bare space on Busselton’s busy foreshore turned into the impressive multi-storey home of Shelter Brewing. Its arrival in the popular tourist town represents the completion of one of the region’s most ambitious projects…

Slipstream Brewing Co Brewer

In 2017, Deale and Elisa Stanley-Hunt started Slipstream Brewing with a simple vision: to bring a taste of the US beer scene to Australia. They’d tripped over to the States a number of times to tour as many breweries, brewpubs and bars as they possibly could. And while other people returned home with…

Slumdog Brewing Brewer

There are few plots of land anywhere in Australia so steeped in modern beer folklore as that found at 152 Haddrill Road in the Swan Valley. And it’s a location where new chapters are being added to a story that’s already delivered many twists and turns over the years. Pull off the road into the…

Smiling Samoyed Brewer

A short drive from the buzz of Adelaide, via the windy stretches of Port Willunga Beach and surrounds, you can find yourself in the tiny town of Myponga. Located on the popular Fleurieu Peninsula, Myponga was settled in 1840 by a family from the South West of England. Today, there are not many more than…

Southern Highlands Brewing Co Brewer

In years to come, there’s little doubt 2023 will be looked upon as one of the more momentous periods in Australia’s modern beer history – even compared to those that preceded it, complete with fires, floods and lockdowns. It was a year in which the industry witnessed all manner of changes: sales,…

St Andrews Beach Brewery Brewer

In a country in which craft beer continues its seemingly inexorable rise, breweries are beginning to appear in all manner of unlikely spots. While reimagining an old warehouse in an industrial corner of town still seems to be the primary mode of transformation, beer tourists can discover much else on…

The Grifter Brewing Company Brewer

The Grifter Brewing Company of today is immeasurably different to the one Trent Evans, Matt King and Glenn Wignall launched in 2012. Back then, they were simply three friends mixing up homebrew recipes in the kitchen with little ambition to be brewers. But timing and circumstance saw them presented with…

The Mill Brewery Brewer

Collingwood is home to an impressive number of small breweries, pubs and craft beer bars, but it’s not just the scale of postcode 3066’s beer scene that makes it impressive, it’s also the scope. The breweries that have turned many of Collingwood’s old warehouses into watering holes and community…

Vale Brewing Brewer

The Barossa Valley is best known for its shiraz, the Coonawarra region for its cabernet sauvignon, Clare Valley for its riesling and the Adelaide Hills for sauvignon blanc and pinot noir varieties. However, in McLaren Vale, while there is a long association with wine, there's a strong and growing argument…

Wheaty Brewing Corps Brewer

In 2003, Jade Flavell, Emily Trott and Liz O’Dea embarked on a mission: to create a pub that served “No crap on tap”. They did it so well that the now iconic Wheatsheaf Hotel – or The Wheaty to friends – is known nationwide for its high calibre brews and top quality service. A visit (or three)…

Whitelakes Brewing Brewer

Take an easy 40-minute drive south from the Perth CBD and you’ll find Whitelakes Brewing, created via a substantial makeover to the Old Barnyard function centre in Baldivis and launched in July 2016. As with most brewery stories, what seems obvious and fully formed now has roots that stretch back many…

Wilson Brewing Co Brewer

There's a fair few Australian breweries that have been around longer than Wilson Brewing that also take the name of their owner. Yet we're not sure we've come across one that is even close to being an extension of its owner quite like this Albany operation. It was launched by Matty and Jessica Wilson…

Woolshed Brewery Brewer

The Woolshed Brewery is located in an old shearing shed on the banks of the picturesque Murray River in the Riverland region of South Australia. The sheds are steeped in history with many yarns spun and hard earned knock off drinks enjoyed in them over the years. The entire station on which they’re…

Black Hops Brewing Brewer

“Made by 3 mates on the Gold Coast.” This has been the slogan of Black Hops Brewery for some time, now. And it does capture the heart the story: how founders Eddie Oldfield, Michael McGovern and Dan Norris brought Black Hops into existence. But when you look at Black Hops’ three breweries…

Bowden Brewing Brewer

When planning a new, forward-looking, community-orientated suburb, a brewery wouldn’t traditionally have been one of the first amenities on the list of desirables. So it’s arguably a sign of the times that a brewpub appeared so quickly when the Adelaide ‘burb of Bowden was taking shape. Located…

Chuck & Son's Brewing Co Brewer

Top-shelf beers. A beautiful taproom with a sunny rooftop terrace. Delicious food from a dedicated food truck. Negronis made with hop-infused gin. Amber ale-marinated lamb ribs. And a super-cute kids’ play area. These are just some of the reasons to check out Chuck & Son’s Brewing Co, the latest…

Clifton Hill Brewing Brewer

Melbourne has always been a city packed with good pubs and, more recently, it’s wholeheartedly embraced small breweries too. Nowhere is that more evident than in the city’s inner north, where good pubs line backstreets and breweries have taken over industrial areas. Clifton Hill Brewing combine…

CoConspirators Brewing Brewer

Conspiracy theories have long marched hand and hand with human history. Whenever impressive or outrageous feats take place, there’s likely to be people eager to offer their own hot take on what exactly went down. And, as social media has made ever greater inroads into our everyday lives, conspiracies…

Escape Brewing Brewer

The Mornington Peninsula offers a perfect escape from Melbourne. Barely an hour’s drive out of the city, the journey along the Peninsula Link is as soothing a freeway trip as you could wish for, not least in the knowledge that what awaits at the other end is balm to the stresses of city life. The…

Firehouse 51 Brewing Co Brewer

In times of crisis, the craft beer industry tends to come together quickly. In Australia, we’ve seen large-scale collaborations and fundraisers to provide support for those impacted by natural disasters and other life-changing events. Even on the day-to-day and hyper-local level, breweries are often…

Fortitude Brewing / Noisy Minor Brewer

The clear air up in the Gold Coast hinterland makes for pleasant sunny days that cry out for beer, but once upon a time, the beer offerings on Tamborine Mountain were slim. It wasn’t until 2012 that a couple of locals decided it was up to them to bring good beer to the mountain. They took over a small,…

Froth Craft Bunbrewery, Bunbury Brewer

In early 2022, the bustling regional city of Bunbury welcomed a new player into its already vibrant hospitality arena. This came in the form of Froth Craft Bunbrewery (the boys never waste a punny opportunity), a southwest expansion for the trio that first started slinging beers up the coast in Exmouth. With…

Future Magic Brewing Co Brewer

Future Magic may sound like something from a sci-fi or fantasy book. But it comes straight from the history books. Before microscopes were invented – or, at least, before their scientific findings reached rural Norway – Scandinavian farmhouse brewers didn’t know what yeast was. They thought…

Happy Valley Brewer

The suburb now called Stafford used to be called Happy Valley, which is simply a delightful name for a suburb. It seems a shame that Sir Thomas Brisbane changed the name to reference his time in the Staffordshire Regiment. But if there was ever a time for the name Happy Valley to return, it was when…

Inner North Brewing Co Brewer

Inner North Brewing Co’s name might perfectly encapsulate their location, but it’s only one way in which the Melbourne brewers have centred themselves in their community. The small, inner north brewery is found in a Brunswick back street that itself sits off another back street, and since opening…

Last Rites Brewing Brewer

When the Last Rites Brewing Company opened the doors of its brewery in October 2015, it was enough of an occasion that Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman was in attendance. He was invited to assist in brewing a beer on the occasion too: the Premier’s Horn. At the time, the explosion of Tassie’s microbrewing…

Love Shack Brewing Co Brewer

If ever there was a brewery you’ll want to enjoy by the pint, it’s Love Shack Brewing Co. The Castlemaine outfit launched in the final hours of 2020 and, since then, they’ve forged a path that’s entirely their own, which feels fitting given the wild stallion in their logo. Behind the operation…

Madocke Beer Brewing Co Brewer

If I was a Belgian who moved to Australia to open a brewery specialising in Belgian beer, I’d be waving the Belgian flag from the roof of the brewery and yelling at passersby: “Belgians make amazing beer!” It’s a good thing Annelies Nijskens and Jimmy Van Eetvelde are less obnoxious than I am. Madocke…

Matso's Brewery Brewer

Many of Australia's microbreweries are blessed with idyllic locations. But can any rival Matso's? For a start, it's located in the otherworldly tropical paradise that is Broome. Then you've got the views across the turquoise waters of the bay, the heritage-listed, striking former Union Bank building…

Modus Beer Brewer

The more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s as true at Modus as it is anywhere. If you’ve been following their journey since the beginning, you’ll have seen the evolution of the brewery. You see it in the transition from the name Modus Operandi to simply "Modus". You see…

Moon Dog Brewer

Back when Moon Dog first appeared on the Australian beer scene, we were moved to open this description with the iconic words of Monty Python: "And now for something completely different." It's testament to the evolution of the beer world – and the impact Moon Dog have had upon it locally – that…

One Drop Brewing Co Brewer

2019 is the postcode for Botany, in Sydney. It’s fitting it’s also the year Botany landed its first brewery: One Drop Brewing Co. Until then, Botany locals - such as owners Clay and Meg - had often needed to look outside of the sleepy suburb for a good time. “There wasn't much to do in Botany,”…

Philter Brewing Brewer

Few breweries have burst onto the craft beer scene quite as triumphantly as Philter. A mere four months into existence, with only two beers to their name, the brewing company took home one of the most coveted titles in Australian beer – Champion Pale Ale at the 2017 Craft Beer Awards. It turned out…

Reckless Brewing Brewer

When your brewery name is an adjective, you’ve got a question to answer: is it a fitting description of your brewery? So: is Reckless Brewing as reckless as the name suggests? The answer is yes… and no. Yes, because it was started by three friends who threw caution to the wind and entered…

Red Hill Brewery Brewer

Dave and Karen Golding abandoned their former lives in the city to set up the Mornington Peninsula's first brewery. Just five minutes spent there and you'll be hurriedly scrawling 'Dear boss, I've had a revelation...' on the nearest napkin. Nestled among trees on the slopes of Red Hill South with…

Reub Goldberg Brewing Machine Brewer

An epic cycling trip from Alaska to Costa Rica, visiting 150 breweries along the way, was all it took to convince partners Billy Barneston and Anna Suthers to start a brewery of their own. Travelling more than 9,000 kilometres through nine countries provided them not only with an impressive amount of…

Revel Brewing Co Brewer

Bulimba – a riverside pocket in Brisbane’s east – is the kind of place that continues to draw pride from its traditions. From shipbuilding to wharfage to defence, the industries that built the suburb have largely come and gone, leaving an impression on the place’s identity and its locals. Perhaps…

Riverside Brewing Company Brewer

**NB New owners are in place at Riverside. Look out for an updated listing with their story, plans and the new beer lineup soon!** For many years western Sydney was regarded by craft beer drinkers as a barren land, not to be ventured into for fear of being left at the mercy of the mainstream. But…

Rocky Ridge Brewing Co Brewer

Many breweries have a local focus. Many more highlight their focus on freshness. And there is a growing number with a focus on sustainability. But you can count on one hand the number of Australian breweries that tie all of these elements together in the way Rocky Ridge Brewing Co does. Aside from…

Scarborough Harbour Brewing Co Brewer

Sitting on the deck, drinking a brewery-fresh beer, looking out over the boats in the marina as the sunset slowly turns the water to gold. If this doesn’t sound blissful, you may well be dead inside. Queensland may have a lot of breweries in sheds and industrial precincts, but you can count the…

Stone & Wood (Lion/Kirin) Brewer

The Stone & Wood story is the closest you'll come to a fairy tale in the world of Australian brewing. It's the story of three friends who'd done rather well for themselves in the world of big league brewing and decided to head off and do it for themselves in one of the country's most beautiful spots.…

SURE Brewing Brewer

“Fancy a beer?” “Sure!” “OK if my mate joins us?” “Sure!” Language is a wonderful thing, capable of expressing so many sentiments, alive with nuance, and so essential to pretty much every element of human life we’d be lost without it. And, as four letter words go, “sure”…

Twang Brewing Brewer

For all the negatives that came with COVID and its lockdowns, there were a handful of positives to arise from the pandemic too. Many people got to know their communities better and spent more time exploring them, walking every inch of their local streets and parks, meeting neighbours they’d only acknowledged…

Urban Alley Brewery Brewer

As Australia’s local beer scene continues to spread its wings and encroach ever more into the mainstream, breweries are beginning to be found everywhere. Once an industrial warehouse or characterful building in a regional town seemed to be the most likely spot to find a local brewery, but that’s…

Van Dieman Brewer

A few years back, Will Tatchell departed Tasmania to take up a brewing job at Guinness in Ireland. He never made it, the dream position dashed by an email that landed in his inbox while he travelled through Nepal with his dad telling him the job had gone. Undaunted, he continued on to the UK, sent emails…

Watts River Brewing Brewer

In 2014, when Lion decided to move White Rabbit from its original home in Healesville to Geelong, the news was met with some concern from both locals and those who would regularly make the trip to visit the brewery. But, for two local families, White Rabbit’s departure was viewed as an opportunity:…

2 Halfs Brewing Distilling Brewer

Good things take time. It’s a well-known piece of wisdom that few of us take to heart. But spend a little time at 2 Halfs Brewing and you’ll see that Kirk and Dragana Bozinovski apply this wisdom to their brewery. You can taste it in the European-style beers they serve up, but chat with Kirk and…

Bad Shepherd Brewer

It takes a particular set of skills – and a lot of hard work – to set up a brewery and restaurant in a spot very few beer people would have visited – or indeed had cause to visit – and then have people lining up for tables in the first week. But for anyone who makes the trip to Cheltenham brewpub…

Barossa Valley Brewing Brewer

These days, beer lovers still tend to return from trips to the USA enthused by the beers they've sampled on their travels. But they also know they can lay their hands on some great local brews too. It wasn't always the case, however, as Denham D'Silva learned when he spent time Stateside studying and…

BentSpoke Brewing Co Brewer

To many beer aficionados, for the majority of its life at Canberra House, the Wig & Pen Tavern was synonymous with one thing above all others: the beers of Richard Watkins. The brewer spent 17 years there, twice winning Champion Australian Brewery titles and creating an unrivalled collection of cask…

Big Shed Brewing Concern Brewer

For most aspiring brewers, simply turning your beery dreams into commercial reality is effort enough. But Jason Harris and Craig Basford decided they were going to do more than just brew the beers they’d been concocting in their man shed for years: they wanted to bring others along with them. So,…

Boston Brewing Co Brewer

It was sometime around New Year's Eve 2014 that The Crafty Pint first called in to Boston Brewing Co at the home it shares with a winery in the Great Southern region of WA. There, we discovered much that was consistent with other breweries found in the tourist regions south of Perth. There was a kids…

Bullant Brewery Brewer

It used to be the case that once you passed Grand Ridge, you entered a craft beer wasteland, with the Mirboo North brewery Victoria's easternmost outpost. Not any more, with Bullant Brewery opening near Lakes Entrance in 2011 and bringing locally brewed beer to the people of East Gippsland. Located…

Burleigh Brewing Company Brewer

“We’re in Burleigh Heads, which is absolutely the best place in the world.” This is a big call, considering Brennan and Peta Fielding’s brewing journey started in beautiful Hawaii – where Brennan grew up on a sailing boat – and included Japan and USA along the way. But from the moment…

Coburg Brewing Co Brewer

Coburg Brewing Co’s journey to find a home for their brewery has been a long and winding one; so long and winding in fact it took the brewing company’s founders right back to where they started. When you hail from many generations of publicans, it’s hard to even pick a date on which to start,…

Coldstream Brewery Brewer

When Coldstream Brewery launched in 2007, the size, shape and character of the local beer world was a long way from where it is today. And, like the roads that lead to the their home in the Yarra Valley, the Coldstream story since then has followed a far from a straight path. Originally brought to…

Earth Beer Company Brewer

There’s a good chance you’ve never considered how wonderful it can be to enjoy beer in the shade of an avocado tree. After all, the opportunities to do so are few and far between. However, let me take this opportunity to assure you that it is indeed a wonderful pursuit. And, should you wish to…

Five Barrel Brewing Brewer

Wollongong is a changing city. Built on the blue collars of smelting and heavy manufacturing, those industries that bought middle class prosperity are in decline, though hardly dead yet; you can still catch a whiff of them each time the open coal carriages roll through town or the smoke stacks of the…

Fox Friday Brewer

Craft beer can bring with it a whole lot of good. It can give you the chance to push yourself out of your comfort zone on the way to exploring new flavours, or lead you to discover a drink or place you’ll return to again and again. Better yet, it can be a whole lot of fun, has the power to bring people…

Gage Roads Brewer

Gage Roads might have grown to become one of the country’s largest independent brewing companies, but it’s one with humble beginnings. The WA based operation was established in 2004 by two brothers, John and Bill Hoedemaker, with their original brewery cobbled together from salvaged secondhand equipment…

Green Beacon (CUB/Asahi) Brewer

Such has been the phenomenal rise of craft beer in and around Brisbane in recent times that, despite only throwing open its roller door for the first time in January 2013, you could argue that Green Beacon is one of the elder statesmen of the local scene. Just as the number of quality beer bars has flourished…

Heads of Noosa Brewing Co Brewer

When it comes to attracting attention from afar, Noosa seems to be the star of the Sunshine Coast. People visit from all over to ride the barrels and breaks of the enviable swell, or to cruise down the river at a lazy pace; some soak in all of the boutique shopping and gourmet cuisine and pumping nightlife…

Moo Brew Brewer

As anyone who has visited MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, will readily attest, David Walsh doesn't do things by half. So it is with Moo Brew, the beer arm of his majestic empire on the banks of the Derwent River, just outside Hobart. Launched in 2005, Moo Brew beers come in uniquely designed bottles,…

Rocks Brewing Co Brewer

Rocks have come a long way since the first beer bearing that name was poured in 2008. From gypsy brewer hopping around town making beer to an established brewery that helps other gypsy brewers make their way into the industry. From their spiritual home in The Rocks to Sydney Corporate Park in Alexandria.…

Sauce Brewing Co Brewer

With the Australian craft beer industry’s rapid growth since the Noughties, its propensity for attracting interesting individuals, and the fact that you get to spend a lot of time drinking beer, it’s easy to understand why so many people have ditched successful careers in other, often more lucrative,…

Shedshaker Brewing Brewer

Long ago, Castlemaine’s claim to fame was the local abundance of two valuable resources: gold and beer. Despite the town retaining so many of its historical buildings, those particular reasons for being had long since gone; the gold had all been mined and the last brewery closed its doors in 1925. Prior…

Swell Brewery & Taphouse Brewer

Dan Wright is the nomadic type, living a life that’s seen him travel far and wide searching for great surf and rolling snow covered mountains while absorbing the buzz of the local craft beer scene wherever he roams. The owner and head brewer at South Australia’s Swell, he first came up with the…

T-Bone Brewing Co Brewer

There are clear benefits to having an old man who makes award-winning whisky. The ability to sample each release is perhaps the most obvious but, for Tom Bignell, there was another: it offered him a place to brew with an excise licence already in place. Tom’s old man, Peter Bignell, started Belgrove…

The Brewery Townsville Brewer

Not many breweries can boast having their own clock tower. But when you look at the ticking clock looming over Townsville Brewing Co – or simply “The Brewery” as it’s known around town – you get a sense that time is important to this place. The past, the present, and the future. The past…

Valley Hops Brewer

Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley can be a difficult place to define. It’s seedy and upscale, derelict and architectural. It’s mystery meat doner kebab and Nordic degustation. Churches, nightclubs. Theatres, tattoo shops. A place with a grimy, dark past and a shiny future. Naturally, the Valley –…

2 Brothers Brewer

One was working as a bullet-dodging physio in the Bronx, the other as a number-crunching aeronautical engineer in Seattle when the Ong brothers, Dave and Andrew, fell in love with the big flavours of the US craft beer scene. On returning to Australia, they struggled to find beers that satisfied their…

Aunty Jacks Brewer

Thanks in large part to the gold rush, Ballarat is a city with a long connection to beer and brewing. As one of the wealthiest places on Earth for a period, it became not just a grand city, but one awash with pubs; at one time, you’d have found hundreds of watering holes scattered throughout the booming…

Beerfarm Brewer

The first thing to understand about Beerfarm is that it’s not just a brewery. Yes, there’s heaps of beer flowing out of the brewery's home in the Margaret River region, each year; however, in many ways Beerfarm upends the modern beer business model by focusing just as much on the experience. The…

Black Hops II Brewer

Their rapid growth, awards success and an uncanny ability to gobble up airtime and column inches might make it feel like they've been around far longer. But, when Black Hops started brewing at their Biggera Waters production facility in February 2019, it was less than three years after they'd opened…

Cheeky Monkey Brewer

It's not uncommon in the beer world for prospective brewery owners to experience delays. In fact, when someone tells you they're planning to open a brewery in six months it pays to add on another six. At least. Yet, for all the delays faced by breweries across the land, few - if any - can have experienced…

Cupitt's Estate Brewer

There are few breweries in New South Wales where you’ll be so well rewarded for the simple act of arriving. Being on the outskirts of Ulladulla it can take a while to get here, wherever you’re coming from. You’ll be fully compensated for your journey. As you approach along unpainted roads then…

Dollar Bill Brewing Brewer

It's not easy to bring something new to the Australian beer landscape now that it's populated by hundreds of breweries and you can find quality venues with rotating tap lineups in country towns. But it's fair to say Dollar Bill Brewing have managed to stand out from the crowd from the moment they first…

Green Gully Brewing Brewer

Despite the fact there are far more breweries and beer brands operating in Australia than at any point in history, it’s surprisingly rare to be surprised. Sure, there’s a cornucopia of beer styles available in hundreds of bars, pubs and bottlos but, for the most part, brewers are focusing most of…

Matilda Bay (CUB/Asahi) Brewer

Anyone with even a passing interest in the history of beer in Australia will be well aware of the crucial role played by Matilda Bay. Launched in 1983 at the height – or nadir – of the industry’s domination by a handful of large brewing companies, the brewery is rightly recognised as ground zero…

Ocean Reach Brewing Brewer

When Simon Bismire let people know about his plans to bring craft beer to one of Victoria’s most popular holiday locations, he was met with a mixed response. A large proportion of people, both Phillip Island locals as well as frequent visitors, were thrilled. Yet he was met with some hesitancy too. “Some…

Pirate Life (CUB/Asahi) Brewer

Pirate Life Brewing’s story is one of the most remarkable in the contemporary Australian beer scene. It's a tale that began in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where two young brewers, Jack Cameron and Jared "Red" Proudfoot, met and honed their brewing skills through apprenticeships for BrewDog. Here, in…

Seeker Brewing Brewer

Wollongong is a city surrounded by ample opportunities to get stuck into all manner of great pastimes. World-class mountain biking, hiking and surfing are all found within close proximity of the coastal city. And, increasingly, the old industrial hub has become a hotbed for excellent, locally-produced…

Sydney Brewery Brewer

There are plenty of breweries in Sydney. But there’s only one Sydney Brewery. In some ways, the folks at Sydney Brewery have flown under the radar for a while: perhaps because they were comfortably servicing their own venues and a number of Rydges hotels; perhaps because their beers were previously…

Working Title Brew Co Brewer

The name Working Title evokes an image of an unpolished and semi-amateur operation, like a garage punk band that makes its own posters or an indie film where you can see the boom mic in shot. Or, in the case of a brewery, a couple of big kids who like playing with their shiny toys and start each brew…

Black Arts Brewers & Blenders Brewer

It started as a chance meeting at a homebrew store. Joshua Murnane visited Grain and Grape in Yarraville and asked for advice on brewing sour beer. He was introduced to staff member Michael Leslie and three hours later (according to Josh but much less according to Michael), he was still getting a lesson.…

FOUND.Lab Brewer

By its very nature, you have to get a little lost – or at least go on a journey – in order to be found. Be it with odd socks, those misplaced house keys, or eight-digit passcodes with more wingdings than are probably necessary. Of course, there is another option: choose the path itself. This…

Good Land Brewing Co Brewer

Welcome to Gippsland’s Good Land Brewing, the place where good beer comes from. It’s a simple tagline and, while building a brewery in your hometown might seem like a worthy enough dream, the journey to get Good Land open was far from simple or straightforward. Instead, when Good Land finally…

Hopsters Co-operative Brewery Brewer

Hopsters is no ordinary taproom and brewery. Based in Enmore, in Sydney’s inner-west, it’s Australia’s first brewing co-op, founded, funded and democratically run by its 850-plus members. Fuelled by the ethos, “Drink like you own the place”, you’ll find their passionate member-volunteers…

Jetty Road Brewer

Whether your first encounter with Jetty Road is walking into their highly impressive brewery venue in Dromana or picking up a pack of their beers, complete with its sleek and polished branding, you might well conclude Jetty Road arrived in the world fully formed, the result of calculated planning and…

Little Creatures (Lion/Kirin) Brewer

Would the Australian craft beer scene be where it is today without Little Creatures? Just like founder Phil Sexton's first foray into craft beer at Matilda Bay, the Fremantle brewery has helped blaze a trail for others to follow since opening in 2000, never less than with its iconic Pale Ale, the first…

Lord Nelson Brewer

There are few, if any, places in Australia that can rival The Rocks when it comes to recreating the feel of the old country. And within The Rocks there is nowhere that captures the essence of the classic British pub better than the Lord Nelson. The grand old building dating from 1841 - the oldest licensed…

Molly Rose Brewing Brewer

There are so many opportunities to immerse yourself in the beer industry these days that it's far easier to amass knowledge and experience before launching your own venture. But we'll wager there are very few out there who have gone to quite the lengths of Nic Sandery. Sure, the fact he spent time…

Otherside Brewing Co Brewer

“What if we could ‘can’ this feeling?” That’s where Otherside Brewing Co started out: surrounded by the noise, sunshine, energy and shared experience of the summer festival season, something upon which the brewery’s owners had built a very successful career. Within two years of being…

Pikes Beer Company Brewer

The Pike family's story begins a long time ago; indeed, the brewery’s foundations were laid long before any of us were even born. Theirs is a tale of long distance ocean travel, all in the hope of starting life anew in Australia and creating a long lasting legacy. It all began in 1878, when a 41-year-old…

Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery Brewer

Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery might only have launched in 2020, but the Mornington Peninsula good beer haunt’s history is one that quite wonderfully reflects the story of craft beer in the preceding decade. That story starts with Mornington Peninsula Brewery and its opening in 2010 following a…

Two Rupees Brewing Brewer

Two Rupees Brewing Co might be located in a quiet industrial lot in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, but to write those words doesn’t quite capture the warmth that permeates through the brewery. There’s certainly a lot of it, and it's due to the friendly faces behind the brewery, Danny Perera and Amila…

TWØBAYS Brewing Co Brewer

If you’re unfortunate enough to suffer from coeliac disease or lesser forms of gluten intolerance, you’re at least fortunate to be living in an era in which awareness is on the rise and gluten free options are becoming both more commonplace and higher in quality. And, if you’re a beer lover whose…

Wild Hop Brewing Co Brewer

When Wild Hop began their journey in WA’s South West in 2019, the brewery enjoyed a rapid and climactic launch that put the ambitious start-up among the cream of the crop of the state’s brewery venues. Their inaugural beers, primarily New World-inspired and hop-driven, caused excitement among punters…

3 Ravens Brewer

It started off innocently enough as the name of a beer brewed specially for a wedding. But soon 3 Ravens was taking on a life of its own. By 2003, a microbrewery had opened in a warehouse in northern Melbourne, knocking out traditional European beers and putting them into a handful of nearby pubs. Today,…

Atomic Brewer

Atomic is a name that will be familiar to many in the local beer world – and with good reason. An American style pale ale bearing that name was debuted by Gage Roads so long ago in craft beer years it predates almost the entire modern day industry in Australia. And, like the Australian beer world that…

Beer Fontaine Brewer

Botany is a strange place. Named for the much more famous bay just to the south, bordered by Sydney airport to the west and Port Botany to the southeast, it’s a chaotic amalgam of land use. A ring of residential streets surrounds a hub of light industrial units with warehouses and heavy industry…

Bucketty's Brewing Co Brewer

When a brewery’s grand opening includes the mayor cutting through a branch with a chainsaw instead of the standard ribbon ceremony, you’ve got to wonder why. Nick and Lexi McDonald originally planned to open a brewery in Bucketty, a little spot in the Hunter Valley. They bought land and even planted…

CBCo Margaret River Brewer

Margaret River is home to more microbreweries than any other region of Australia. Among them is a handful that boast mightily impressive homes, such as that of CBCo – known as Colonial Brewing Co prior to September 2022. Theirs is a sleek, contemporary affair sat amid 70 acres of sprawling farmland.…

CBCo Port Melbourne Brewer

The CBCo story is one that can be neatly viewed in two parts – parts that are equally neatly centred on each coast of Australia. Part one began in the West, way back in 2004 when "craft beer" wasn't even a phrase used by those brewing it, while part two has at its heart this brewery and venue in Port…

Curly Lewis Brewer

Bondi is a name that’s recognised across the world; for many overseas, the inner Sydney suburb perfectly encapsulates the vision that comes to mind when they think about Australia. But while the iconic beach, panoramic views and metronomic surf don’t require any introduction, introducing locally-brewed…

Dangerous Ales Brewer

There’s no point mincing words here: the Shoalhaven region of South Coast NSW is bloody magical. Insanely gorgeous beaches, rolling hills where you can discover gourmet cheese, wine, chocolate and more, outdoor activities from surfing and whale-watching to hiking and fishing on tree-lined rivers…

Eumundi Brewery (Lion/Kirin) Brewer

For a small town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Eumundi’s name is surprisingly well known. People come from far and wide for its massive twice-weekly markets, where vivid artworks, handcrafted textiles, sustainable goods and alternative remedies are available as far as the eye can see. The artistic…

Fox Friday Perth Brewer

Live every day like it’s Friday has a slightly different spin in WA. Sure, the exposed, warehousey, sawtooth roof themes to be found at their western outpost link the trio of Fox Friday venues, but even mid-year there’s a Southern Californian bent to the Burswood space. This may not be intentional,…

Hawkers Beer Brewer

At the start of summer 2013, The Crafty Pint received an email from a wine expert and booze world publisher introducing us to Joseph Abboud, the chef behind Melbourne’s popular Rumi and Moor’s Head restaurants. Joseph had just returned from a visit to his mother country, Lebanon, which somehow had…

Heaps Normal Brewer

What’s more normal than sharing a beer to celebrate one of life’s most joyous moments? And if you still have the beer, the joy, the occasion, yet none of the alcohol, is the moment any less important? Surely not. It’s that question raised by the brewing company Heaps Normal, which launched…

Heroes and Villains Brewer

These days, you’ll find Heroes & Villains growing into their Osborne Park brewery, yet the story stretches back more twenty years, of which the past few have seen head brewer Shannon Mizen’s dream realised in liquid beer gold. Like many, Shannon began homebrewing as a means to save money, and…

Hop Nation Brewer

It has been said before that winemakers love beer more than wine, whether it be for reasons of speed of production, or simply for a change of pace. Two such winemakers, Sam Hambour and Duncan Gibson, established Hop Nation in 2015 and since those early days, it’s safe to say the pace has been quite…

Morrison Brewery Brewer

Presumably, every home brewer in Australia would like to have a family like Paul Morrison's. Having displayed talent for the art of brewing by picking up medals at competitions in his home state of Tasmania and in Melbourne, his dad suggested he should consider doing it commercially. By 2011, along with…

Mountain Goat (CUB/Asahi) Brewer

No beer lover's visit to Melbourne is complete without an hour or three in the Mountain Goat Brewery enjoying a beer in the shadow of the tanks in which they are brewed. Now well into its third decade producing some of Australia's finest tipples, the operation launched by mates Cam and Dave is a true…

Red Duck Brewery Brewer

In 2005, Red Duck Brewery launched as one of the brave few fighting the craft beer cause in Victoria's west. Initially founded in a converted dairy in the grounds of Purrumbete Homestead and operating a Providore in nearby Camperdown, brewer Scott Wilson-Browne soon made a name as one of Australia's…

Sobremesa Fermentary & Blendery Brewer

It is, without a doubt, the kind of thing that can elevate the small moments in life into something special. I’m talking about that period towards the end of a meal with mates: the food has been served and enjoyed and you’re relaxing around the table – talking, catching up, taking pure pleasure…

Tallboy and Moose Brewer

There’s something special about the part of Melbourne where Thornbury and Preston meet. Whether you want to call it Thornbury North or Preston South, it’s an area that’s become one of Melbourne’s most interesting, with cafés, band rooms, bars and restaurants all making the suburb a place locals…

The Craft & Co - Collingwood Brewer

Collingwood has long been a melting pot of ideas, culture, food and drinks and The Craft & Co’s Smith Street venue aims to unite that ethos under the one roof. Located in a grand building that dates back to 1861, the venue opened in 2015 as a space that treats beer, wine, food and, following the installation…

Westside Ale Works Brewer

Festina tarde is an Italian saying – often associated with the Renaissance but also used by Roman rulers – that translates as "make haste slowly". By all means, hurry, but don't rush things, and take care too. Westside Ale Works' story is one of “hurrying slowly”. It started in 2016, when…

Ballistic Beer Co Salisbury Brewer

When people talk about the growing craft beer scene in Brisbane, more often than not they’re talking about the inner suburbs of Brisbane. Certainly, few, if any, would have expected an award-winning brewery to pop up in Salisbury. It’s in an industrial area, with rows of cloned steel warehouses…

Bodriggy Brewing Co Brewer

Pete Walsh and the team behind Bodriggy Brewing Co aren’t phased by big projects. Standing in their future 1500 square metre brewpub in early 2017 – at the time filled with cars from neighbouring businesses using it as parking space – Pete rattled off the plans for the Abbotsford building. Brewhouse…

Bruny Island Beer Co Brewer

Bruny Island, in Tasmania's south, is a place famed for fine produce celebrating the region's natural bounty. Among those who have helped build its reputation is Nick Haddow, the founder of Bruny Island Cheese. Evan Hunter is a Tasmanian who has worked with a number of the state's leading booze producers,…

Endeavour Brewing & Tap Rooms Brewer

The Rocks is home to some of the oldest hotels in Australia, places that have welcomed locals and tourists alike for well over 150 years. And while the Endeavour Tap Rooms doesn’t have 150-plus years under its belt like some of the neighbouring establishments in this unique pocket of Sydney, this quite…

Hargreaves Hill Brewer

A true phoenix from the ashes tale: Hargreaves Hill is the Victorian craft brewing scene's great survivor. When bush fires tore across the state on Black Saturday in 2009 this brewery in Steels Creek was destroyed along with most houses in the region. The following weeks saw an outpouring of support…

KAIJU! Beer Brewer

It's well documented that the rise of craft beer and the popularity of hop forward beer styles have led to frequent hop shortages. Globally, the growers of certain New World varieties are unable to keep up with demand. And it's fair to say the situation could be far worse too. How? Well, if every…

Ocho Brewer

As the craft beer landscape becomes more crowded, it gets ever harder for new brewers to stand out. It's the case even in Tasmania where, up until 2014, the number of breweries was pretty static, remaining stubbornly in single figures, before an explosion that quickly took the total to 20 and beyond. There…

Republic Tavern Brewer

In a city that feels close to bursting with craft beer, it takes a bit of effort and invention to stand out. Setting up shop in a part of town that’s gone without good beer is one way to do it, as too is creating a unique drinking experience. When they opened the doors to Republic Tavern in September…

The Welder's Dog Brewer

Growing up in Armidale, there was much about the rural city and the surrounding New England region for Dan Emery and Tom Croft to love: the area’s natural beauty, the way country and city life came together, and the kinship so frequently attached to communities built on farming. One thing they didn’t…

White Bay Brewery Brewer

White Bay is an area that holds both industrial behemoths and a Hollywood film location, so it stands to reason White Bay Beer Co would capture that blend of character - down to earth, but not without sophistication. The brewery’s original logo showcased the twin smokestacks of the abandoned White…

White Rabbit (Lion/Kirin) Brewer

In 2014, White Rabbit's owner Lion announced that the brewery's original home in Healesville was to close. The operation was to move to the site already occupied by big sibling brewery Little Creatures in Geelong. Despite the fact the brewery was to continue operating, there were still noises around…

Willie The Boatman Brewer

Sydney’s inner west has played host to a variety of interesting characters in its long history. William Kerr, Anthony Albanese, Patrick McInerney and are among them – and, although they may sound like a random assortment of names, they’re all characters in a story that supersedes the area itself. That…

Coolum Beer Co Brewer

They say you can’t please everyone. But Coolum Beer Co sure comes close. This is a spot that suits craft beer geeks who want well-balanced IPAs and traditional European styles, tradies who want to unwind with a few pints of mid-strength, and non-beer drinkers who want a decent meal with a glass…

Little Creatures Geelong (Lion/Kirin) Brewer

For a long time, Geelong proved something of a mystery to people in the craft beer world. Despite being a large city only an hour away from Melbourne, the city driving the craft beer revolution in Australia, its people seemed strangely impervious to the lure of the good stuff. A few small breweries came…

Milton Common – Common Ground Brewing Brewer

Common Ground Brewing isn’t the first brewery to talk about bringing people together and making people feel welcome. But founder Jimmy Young has a straight-down-the-line approach to keeping this at the centre of his business, starting with the name: Common Ground. It captures this idea that people…

Prickly Moses Brewer

For most people, being in the wettest part of Victoria would be cause for complaint. Not for the team at Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beers, who have an impressive water harvesting system and a pair of 150,000l tanks at his disposal to capture the rain. And it's with this they brew Prickly Moses beers. Initially…

Stomping Ground Brewing Co Brewer

It is a little known piece of Australian brewing history that, in the late 1800s, the Collingwood neighbourhood had as many as 40 breweries, the highest density ever in Australia, before amalgamations and buyouts saw them all closed by the early 1900s. While this little slice of history is not often…

The Zythologist Brewer

You don’t have to go to university to start a brewery. But if you wanted to start making beer for a living, it’s hard to think of a better field to study than chemical engineering. After all, while craft beer is a creative industry, if you want to transform malt, water, hops and yeast into beer,…

Venom Brewing Brewer

The first time we encountered Joel Drysdale, he was walking up the path to Crafty Towers bearing a four-pack of Moo Brew Imperial Stout bottles. As introductions go, it's up there. Later, we crossed paths regularly in his guise as "The Beer Dude" for Tooborac Hotel & Brewery, charged with getting the…

Wolf of the Willows Brewer

When launching a brewery, sometimes staring down the barrel of brewing history at the great names that have come before you can be an intimidating task. How to reach those heights when you’re only just stepping away from brewing in your own back yard? But Wolf of the Willows founders Scott and Renae…

Fox Friday Melbourne Brewer

“Live Everyday Like It’s Friday.” That’s the Fox Friday promise and they’ve certainly lived up to it for craft beer drinkers across the country. Having launched in Tasmania, the brewery has since taken off across the mainland, with their tall tins – that are often heavily loaded with hops…

Noodledoof Brewer

If you’re going to open a brewery in a part of Australia where craft beer has barely taken hold, you may well decide to play things safe when it comes to naming your business. Maybe you’d adopt the name of the town or region where you’re setting up, or plump for a prominent local landmark or…

Thirty Eight O Six Brewing Brewer

The owners of craft breweries often love to highlight their credentials as local operators and things don’t get much more local than Thirty Eight O Six Brewing. Even the brewery’s name is a homage to its home: 3806 is the postcode of outer Melbourne suburb Berwick. When it opened late in 2022,…

Wildflower Brewer

As the Australian craft beer world becomes ever more crowded with breweries, it’s increasingly difficult for new businesses to stand out from the crowd. Wildflower is one of the most unique to open in recent times. Started by American expat Topher Boehm and Australian brother in law Chris Allen,…

Beerland Brewing Brewer

In 2014, the Northbridge Brewing Co opened its doors to a thirsty Perth public. Building on this success, three years later a sister venue, the Whitfords Brewing Co, opened as part of a $70m redevelopment in one of Perth's largest shopping centres. With beers flowing at two established venues and…

Young Henrys Brewer

The tale of Young Henrys could be considered one of serendipity. Originally mooted for Sydney's über-trendy suburb of Surry Hills, the brewery's establishment there was scuppered by council bureaucracy and resident objection. Eventually though, a new site was found, this one in the rather more diverse…

NORT Brewer

Your friend catches your eye across the table. “Another beer?” “No reason why not!” She hands you a tinnie of Tropical XPA and grabs her third bottle of Refreshing Ale. You pass her the bottle opener and hear the familiar hiss of the lid, then stick your can in a stubbie cooler and crack…

Brewski VenueBottleshop

Not too long ago, Caxton Street in Brisbane was known colloquially to some as CaXXXXton Street. Every single one of the strip of bars, clubs and restaurants a short walk from the city’s Suncorp Stadium had a Lion contract. Had someone suggested it would become home to one of the easiest craft beer…

Brisbane Brewing Co. Woolloongabba VenueBottleshop

Perched on the cusp of Woolloongabba and South Bank, on the corner of Stanley Street and Annerley Road, the venue previously know as Brewhouse Brisbane represents everything a pub should be. There’s no defined or predictable demographic, there are brews to comfort the lager lovers and excite the…

Rockstar Brewer VenueBottleshop

Hi - I'm Hendo. I help craft breweries grow the brand loyalty by giving brewers the tools to brew award-winning beer that sells like hot cakes. You already know how to brew but now you're a professional craft brewer, in order to achieve predictable, consistent sales, your beer must also be predictable,…

Brouhaha Maleny Venue

The Sunshine Coast hinterland is a special place. The sprawling views that go on forever, and rainforest tracks that lead to secret waterfalls. The greenest of greens in the dewy grass, and the rustic brown timbers of the shops in the towns. Maleny is one such town; it’s only half an hour from the…

Lallemand Brewing Venue

Supported by decades of long-standing industry experience, an extensive support network, and strong technical expertise, Lallemand Brewing is perfectly positioned to help breweries achieve their growth and quality goals by offering products, services, and education. Lallemand Brewing’s premium…

Range Brewing Abbotsford Venue

In a year in which lockdowns and closures formed a far greater part of the narrative than Melbourne’s beer fans would have liked, Range Brewing delivered a welcome piece of news. In the dark of midwinter, the Brisbane brewery revealed they would be opening a new taproom before 2020 was out – and…

Blackman's Burger Bar Venue

The trophy-winning team from Blackman's Brewery aren't the sorts to rest on their laurels. In the second half of 2019, they looked to cement their position as one of leading brewers on the Victorian Surf Coast with the opening of what was then their third venue: the Blackman's Brewery…

Contract Brewing @ Sauce Venue

Are you a gypsy brewer looking for somewhere to brew your creations? Or an existing brewery looking for extra production capacity? We can help! We offer contract brewing services at our home base in Marrickville. State of the art steam-heated 4-vessel 20hL brewhouseStandard batch sizes of 4000, 6000,…

Spark Breweries & Distilleries Venue

Spark designs, builds and installs small and large brewing and distilling systems across the country. After starting in 2014, there are now more than 50 businesses using Spark equipment to make great products in solid businesses. Specialising in semi-automatic compact breweries, our machines are…

WELLBREWD EQUIPMENT PTY LTD Venue

Great Beer starts with Great Equipment More often than not brewers and brewery owners buy equipment which is badly designed, cheaply manufactured, hard to operate and missing essential equipment required to make it function. They end up paying more money to get the brewery up and running and then battle…

Independent Brewers Association (IBA) Venue

On average, a new independent brewery opens in Australia every six days. Over 600 independently owned breweries span the country, each one with its unique identity and contribution to Australian life.  The Independent Brewers Association provides a united voice for independently owned brewers across…

Manky Sally's Venue

When Tasmanian gambler David Walsh and his team first built a brewery at Moorilla in 2005 – atop what was later to become the world-famous Mona – it was on a whim. Inspired by a bottle he’d found on a night out in Europe somewhere, starting a tiny craft brewery to fill it felt like a fun riposte…

Urban Alley Brewing Knox Venue

Since opening the doors to their Docklands home in 2018, Urban Alley have helped show how craft beer can find a home in all manner of places and with all manner of audiences. After all, District Docklands might be on the doorstep of Melbourne’s CBD but, at the time, it was better known as…

Basement Brewhouse Venue

Bankstown Sports Club is reminiscent of a small city. The huge complex is home to ten restaurants, eight bars, a movie theatre and multiple event spaces, and boasts 70,000 members. Of course, any respectable city needs its own brand of beer – and that’s exactly what the club…

Benchwarmer Venue

When you’re located in a part of Melbourne that’s rich when it comes to excellent cafés but relatively sparse on the craft beer front, it suggests two things. Firstly: it’s an area where people like to enjoy a quality drink as they catch up with friends. Secondly: if they like catching up over…

Brewstaff Venue

Thirsty for great brewing staff? Crafting a career move? Think Brewstaff. Brewstaff is Australia’s only dedicated HR & recruitment solutions provider to the craft beer, brewing and distilling industry. We specialise in recruiting hard-to-find talent when other avenues have failed, using our extensive…

Felons Barrel Hall Venue

Felons Barrel Hall shares some characteristics with the Felons Brewing venue next door, some characteristics with the beer halls of Germany, and some characteristics with other local breweries’ barrel venues. And yet it’s distinctly unlike all of them. Where else can you get a Munich-style Helles…

Local Taphouse St Kilda Venue

Few people know Aussie beer like renowned writer and brewer Willie Simpson, so when he calls a venue “the best beer bar in the land” it’s time to pay attention. Since opening early in 2008, The Local Taphouse in St Kilda has been tearing through up to 400 different beers a year on its 20 taps and…

Midland Insurance Brokers Venue

At Midland, we've been providing tailored insurance cover to breweries, cideries and distilleries for over ten years. We love everything about this industry – the creativity, the dedication, the passion, the occasional tasting – and believe our insurance expertise in this area is second to…

Mr West VenueBottleshop

Every now and then, a new venue comes along that feels like an instant classic. Welcome to Mr West, Footscray’s latest ode to craft beer, wine, spirits and good times. While housed in an unassuming stretch of the pedestrianised Nicholson Street Mall, as soon as you climb the stairs to the first floor…

Near & Far VenueBottleshop

It’s no easy thing to create a bar capable of standing out in an area that is quite literally one of Melbourne’s best known drinking destinations. Yet, when Near & Far opened on Brunswick Street towards the close of 2019, it immediately filled a gap in a suburb famed…

Northbridge Brewing Co Venue

Seven years is a long time to wait for a beer. Yet the eternity spent transforming the site of a defunct food court in the heart of Perth’s entertainment district proved to be worth the wait as the Northbridge Brewing Co now sits proudly overlooking the grassed lawn of the Northbridge Piazza.  When…

Stone & Wood Brewery Brisbane Venue

Stone & Wood's much-loved beers and their mellow Byron Bay-inspired vibes can now be sampled in the heart of Brisbane after the brewery opened a taproom in Fortitude Valley. Given the explosion of craft beer in Brisbane through the 2010s, an expansion into Brisbane with their first venue…

The Park Hotel Abbotsford Venue

Since it first opened in 1864, both the Park Hotel and its home suburb of Abbotsford have gone through many incarnations. When the pub first welcomed drinker through its doors and started pouring beer, it was at the height of Victoria’s gold rush, a period that saw Abbotsford rapidly transition from…

The Wheaty Venue

Ask well travelled Aussie beer lovers for their favourite craft beer bars and the chances are The Wheaty's going to feature high – if not first – on their list. Leading the way for better beer in Adelaide since 2003, when it was launched by avowed hopheads Jade Flavell, Emily Trott and Liz O'Dea,…

The Windsor Alehouse Venue

A major change of tack has seen one of Melbourne's Irish pubs – formerly better known for craic than craft – switch the focus of its 19 taps to craft beer and redesign its food menu with beer pairing in mind. The Pint on Punt, in Windsor, reopened its doors as The Windsor Alehouse in April 2016…

The Woodlands Hotel Venue

Melbourne is home to many a pub – indeed, the city is famous for them – but none feel or look anything like The Woodlands Hotel. For one, there’s not actually many pubs across the city that don’t sit on a corner block, and there are few that cut quite as impressive a figure as The Woodlands does…

Whitehart Bar Venue

Late on Christmas Eve 1974, much of Darwin’s population was facing up to Cyclone Tracy, a storm that tore through the city, ensuring it would never look the same again. Many fled the cyclone and never returned, but for those who did, they needed a replacement for the pubs destroyed by Tracy. Thankfully,…

A Point of Difference Liquor Bottleshop

If you were a craft beer fan in Melbourne during the early days of its rise, there was a constant truism to how you bought beer. If you wanted to get your hands on a wide selection to enjoy at home, you were heading to one of a very small number of bottleshops. It didn’t matter if the good beer was…

Abbl Brewery Management Software Bottleshop

Designed by Aussie brewers, Abbl is your complete brewery management software. Specifically designed to simplify and optimise the day-to-day running of your brewery. Helping you manage, track, and analyse your data and give you a deeper understanding of your business. With inventory, production, sales,…

Beermash VenueBottleshop

Melbourne has a habit of ensuring restaurants, bars and pubs never rest on their laurels, with a cooler, fancier or more exciting venue seemingly always on the verge of opening just down the road. In such a city, adaptation and evolution are the best ways to keep yourself on the radar. This is a method…

Carwyn Cellars VenueBottleshop

Once upon a time, this Thornbury bottleshop was just another run-of-the-mill outlet ticking along steadily without pulling up any trees. Then it was taken over by a former viticulturist raised in the heart of West Australia’s craft brewing culture and things began to change. Ben Carwyn began stocking…

Cask Global Canning Solutions Pty Ltd VenueBottleshop

Cask invented #MicroCanning. We provide innovative and affordable canning systems to the world's small to medium-sized creators of craft beer, cider, wine, cold brewed coffee, kombucha and other life-enhancing beverages. Cask has installed 875+ canning systems in 46 different…

Grape & Grain Liquor Cellars VenueBottleshop

Up until 2012, the Moorabbin area of southeast Melbourne was in need of a high-quality bottle store to service the beer lovers of the surrounding suburbs. Then Grape & Grain came along and those beer lovers rejoiced. But, even then, those beer lovers still lacked anything in the way of a quality bar…

Heartbreaker Venue

“Go to Heartbreaker.” Such is the pull of the Melbourne CBD bar that this is a phrase suited to almost any occasion.  Visiting Melbourne? Go to Heartbreaker. Wondering where to meet everyone before a gig? Go to Heartbreaker. Still out at 2am and keen to kick on? Go to Heartbreaker. In…

NOLA Adelaide Venue

Swinging jazz beats, Cajun deep fried chicken, Creole soul food, fine whiskies, Louisiana cocktails and 16 rotating taps serving local, interstate and international craft beers: it’s fair to say NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) has brought a heady, intoxicating mix to Adelaide’s now thriving bar scene.…

Page Bottler Bottleshop

We all know the phrase: “You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.” If you were to apply it to Page Bottler, you could argue it should come with a supplementary warning too: “Or after opening the cover.” Not that there’s anything wrong with the bottleshop’s cover, which comes with some…

Rainbow Hotel Venue

A classic inner suburban corner pub with a colourful history, Fitzroy's Rainbow Hotel had been getting a little tatty around the edges until the King brothers moved in back in late 2010. You wouldn't know it now, as they wasted little time bringing experience gained from running pubs here and in the…

The Beer Bar Venue

There’s a bustling and diverse pocket within the Sydney suburb of Alexandria where choice is king. It’s something of an odd spot, containing everything from parks and gyms to offices and digital golf; even before you leave the car park, you’ll find your artisanal culinary needs met by the Meat…

The Catfish Venue

Beer, whisky and blues... what more could anyone want in life? How about authentic Philly Cheese Steaks? No worries. OK, there's more to The Catfish than that, but as a basis for success as a beer bar in inner north Melbourne it works just fine for us. Named after the classic 40s song Catfish Blues,…

To All My Friends Venue

In my travels through the global craft beer world, I’ve come across many a brewery launched by people from the world of IT. It’s actually quite uncanny just how many have made the switch, yet it’s not a path many have taken when it comes to hospitality. On the evidence of To All My Friends, the…

Baskerville Tavern Venue

If you’re a WA local or a beer tourist worth their salt who’s spent any time in the state, you’ll have enjoyed a few beers at 152 Haddrill Road in the Swan Valley. For years, it was the home of Feral Brewing; these days, it’s where you’ll find some of Feral’s founders enjoying a new adventure. Following…

Belgian Beer Café Melbourne Venue

Back before there were such things as craft beer bars in Melbourne, there were the Belgian Beer Cafés in St Kilda Road and at the base of the Eureka Tower. Today, while the former has evolved into Village Melbourne, the latter maintains the Belgian Beer Café moniker, stocking a wide selection of Belgian…

Bine Bar & Dining Venue

For years, the Gold Coast has been the home of one of Australia’s biggest and most successful microbreweries. Yet the presence of Burleigh Brewing in Burleigh Heads tended to feel like something of an anomaly, the lone outpost for craft beer in a region where, for the most part, big brand midstrengths…

Blackhearts & Sparrows North Hobart Bottleshop

Since opening as a wine store in Melbourne’s Punt Road more than a decade ago, Blackhearts & Sparrows has become a famous name for those looking for high quality beverages. Today there’s around a dozen in Melbourne, one in Canberra and, as of May 2019, the family-run bottleshop (and now deli) group extended…

Blackman's Brewery Geelong Venue

As soon as Victoria's second COVID lockdown ended towards the end of 2020, there was a rush of good news from some of the state's breweries, who'd clearly been using the time well. Among them was the team at Blackman's, who had secured a site in the Geelong suburb of Grovedale to build a production brewery…

Bonny Venue

Brunswick Street is home to many spots for dining while drinking wine, beer or cocktails but nowhere brings them together quite like Bonny Bar. The sleek Fitzroy space opened in early 2020 and with 27 taps it didn’t just boost the neighbourhood’s offering of delicious drinks but ensured each could…

Cambrian Hotel Venue

It’s hard to discuss craft beer in Bendigo without the Cambrian Hotel weaving its way into the conversation as the Arnold Street pub has been flying the good beer flag since 2013, when a decision was taken by its new owners to stock only breweries that are independently owned. Thus, on any given day,…

Cherry Tree Hotel Venue

The GB Hotel in Richmond was a Melbourne institution, a venue that felt like a living organism that had evolved over the years into something much more than a pub. Then, in early 2014, with the building's owners hiking the lease, a great thing came to an end as Chris and Penny Hodges moved out, taking…

Copper & Oak Bottleshop

Copper & Oak Liquor Merchants have been serving the people of Perth with fine wine, craft beer and quality spirits for decades but in order to trace the store’s origins you have to go back some years earlier – and cross an ocean.  Jose Pestana’s whole working life has been dedicated to the…

Freo.Social Venue

Otherside Brewing Co’s Myaree production facility may be where most of the brewing magic happens but sibling venue Freo.Social, part of the Triple 1 Three hospitality group, is where the party starts. Given the Otherside project was originally conceived as a means of “bottling the feeling” of being…

Harts Pub Venue

In recent years Sydneysiders have become a bit spoiled for choice when it comes to craft beer, but it wasn't always that way. In fact, it wasn't so long ago that you could count the number of quality beer venues in the CBD on your fingers and still have a couple of spare digits. One of the few places…

Moonah Hotel & Cellars VenueBottleshop

It might have been constructed back in 1934 but it’s the recent history of Moonah Hotel & Cellars that seems to best capture why it was built. When the first stones of any pub are laid, surely the idea driving the founders is that they’re creating a legacy that will last – that the gathering place…

Saint John Craft Beer Venue

For years before Adelaide’s bar scene began waking up to the good stuff, beer loving travellers would return from visits to the city like explorers who had chanced upon the Holy Grail. The cause of their epiphany was The Wheaty, the Thebarton pub that would regularly attract declarations along the…

Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall Venue

It is a little known piece of Australian brewing history that, in the late 1800s, the Collingwood neighbourhood had as many as 40 breweries, the highest density ever in Australia, before amalgamations and buyouts saw them all closed by the early 1900s.  While this little slice of history isn't…

Whitfords Brewing Co Venue

Until late 2017, Perth’s northern corridor was a good beer desert. In the 40 kilometre conurbation between Perth and Mindarie there was barely a pub let alone a brewpub but, thanks to the $80 million redevelopment of the Whitfords Shopping Centre’s Dining and Entertainment Hub, northern beer drinkers…

Yakima Chief Hops Venue

As a 100 percent grower-owned network of family hop farms, Yakima Chief Hops™ are uniquely positioned to establish strong relationships between the growers who supply the premium hops and the innovative brewing customers who showcase the product in their excellent beers.  With a…

Blackhearts & Sparrows Braddon Bottleshop

Over the course of a decade, the siblings behind Blackhearts & Sparrows have opened a string of beautiful stores; after making it nine locations in Melbourne, they spread the love further afield with their tenth store, bringing their independent and intimate brand of liquor retail to the nation’s…

CONTRACT BREWING AT DAINTON BEER Bottleshop

Calling all brewers and beers without a home! Looking for somewhere to make your next beer? Or just a bit of extra capacity? Multi award-winning Dainton Beer are now offering CONTRACT BREWING services from our home in Carrum Downs! Who better to bring your next big beer idea to life than the team…

FB*PROPAK Bottleshop

FB*PROPAK’s brewing equipment unit (formerly AEB – Australian Engineered Brewing) dates back to 1968. With a great number of our installations successfully operating in Australia and New Zealand, the FB*PROPAK team is recognised as one of the industry’s most experienced.  With our qualified…

Grain Store Venue

Of all the cities outside Australia's capitals, Newcastle has for some time fared pretty well when it comes to craft beer. In Warners at the Bay, it has one of the best bottleshops in the country, the Foghorn Brewhouse brought brewing back to the CBD while a short drive into the Hunter Valley take you…

Henley's Bar & Kitchen Venue

In a district as buzzing and diverse as Darling Harbour, venues need to offer a serious array of goodies to get tourists, commuters and locals through the door. With an extensive drinks list, upmarket menu, and prime harbour position, Henley’s Bar & Kitchen manages that particular task with mouth-watering…

Hopheads VenueBottleshop

While the west of Melbourne is slowly awakening from its craft beer slumber, there's still a good number of suburbs starved of a decent bottleshop or bar where they can find a selection that strays far from the mainstream. For beer lovers around Point Cook, however, the days of being starved of choice…

Hopheads Altona VenueBottleshop

Build it and they will come might be the mantra central to classic heartstring-tugging flick Field of Dreams but it’s not just Kevin Costner’s character who's driven by that vision. Australia’s beer industry is filled with people who share that same dream, whether it’s small breweries in quiet…

Hopheads Yarraville VenueBottleshop

Yarraville is the kind of Melbourne suburb that’s long had a village feel about it. The historic buildings along Anderson and Ballarat Streets turn the area’s beating heart into a place where shopping or sipping a coffee feels akin to visiting a candlestick maker at some point early in the last century.  While…

HPA VenueBottleshop

HPA is the leading hop grower in Australia, backed by a team of experts in plant breeding, farm operations, customer service and brewing support. They’re an independent business that cares for their Aussie hops from the bine all the way through to your brewery. Plus, they’re regional representatives…

Miss Moses Venue

The Weight may be one of The Band’s best known songs but, as far as song names go, it’s one of the least recognisable. The classic late 60s song you’ve almost certainly sung along to is likely one you know best by either the ambiguous chorus of “Take a load off Fanny” or,…

Murray's Porters Liquor Glenbrook Bottleshop

In the lower Blue Mountains town of Glenbrook, there’s quite the buzz for a place that’s home for just over 5,000 folks. Weekend markets and great places to eat have made the town a stop worth the trip and not just a refuelling station between Sydney and Katoomba. Trying to find a parking spot…

Petersham Bowling Club Venue

The Petersham Bowling Club isn't the only one in the country to explore a new direction to find a new lease on life. But this classic bowlo in Sydney's inner west is certainly the first to embrace craft beer so wholeheartedly. Judged from outside, where it sits surrounded by suburban homes, it could…

Quarryman's Hotel Venue

When the old Quarryman's Hotel closed for renovations midway through 2013, a sign went up declaring 'Craft beer is coming to Pyrmont'. Few would have suspected it would arrive in such a big way. Re-opening with 26 taps and pouring almost exclusively independent Australian craft beer, the new Quarryman's…

Saccharomyces Beer Café Venue

For folks fixated on finding tasty treats, South Brisbane’s Fish Lane is quickly becoming a reliable source. Spanning four blocks back from Grey Street to Manning Street, you could almost forget you’re in Brisbane’s busiest tourist precinct.  The area has undergone a rejuvenation; once dominated…

Terminus Hotel Venue

It wasn’t too long ago that Fitzroy North’s Terminus was still operating as a hotel, the sort of hotel where the long-term residents living upstairs wouldn’t think twice about shuffling into the bar in dressing gown and slippers for a few pots of Draught. What a difference a change of ownership…

The Dutch Trading Co Venue

Located just ten minutes south of Perth in the multicultural suburb of Victoria Park, The Dutch Trading Co is one of WA's standout beer venues, one with connections to some of the key venues and retailers that have helped build the city's craft beer community. This high calibre team behind it has…

The Lincoln Venue

When you cast an eye over the range of customers that has pulled up a chair at the Hotel Lincoln in Carlton, the history of the place becomes abundantly clear. Despite a reinvigoration of the venue in late 2014 when former MoVida Aqui manager Iain Ling took over the 160-year-old pub, it still remains…

The Local Taproom Venue

There are few words destined to send a shiver down the spines of many Victorians more than “lockdown”, yet there are some aspects of the pandemic’s legacy that are positive. Prominent among those is the embrace of local businesses and a better connection with our surrounding communities; after…

The Scratch Venue

Before any other bar in Brisbane offered tastings of their beers; before Queensland had more breweries than people; before your nanna realised her floral print couch was missing… there was The Scratch. Australia was a little late to the game with the craft beer movement, and Queensland was…

Whisky and Alement Venue

Melbourne likes to claim plenty in the way of “bests” for itself. Best coffee they say. Best city for live music. Best for sports too. Best statue of an earthworm. Best tram network… The list goes on. And, whether you heartily agree or wish to quibble with such claims, the Victorian…

White Labs Venue

Started in 1995 by Chris White, White Labs is an international company that specialises in liquid yeast and fermentation products. Since their beginnings, the team at White Labs has been devoted to providing customers with the best in yeast, nutrients, enzymes, education and analytical testing. What…

Ballistic Springfield Venue

Ballistic continued their fast-blooming love affair with their hometown of Brisbane in spring 2019 with the opening of a third venue in less than four years: the Ballistic Springfield Brewery, Bar & Kitchen. The opening of the Springfield venue expands their footprint across the south…

Bintani Australia Venue

For over 20 years, Bintani has connected Brewers and Distillers to the world’s best ingredients. We have warehouses in several locations across Australia and a team of ingredient experts who are passionate about what they do.  Every day we are inspired by our customers, their expertise, their…

Clayton Hops Venue

Clayton Hops is New Zealand’s largest hop grower, producing flavourful aromatic hops, which we then process in our premier hop processing, packaging and cool store facility, delivering them to the most discerning brewers all over the world. We’ve taken all the smash-hit flavour notes from our most…

Freddie Wimpoles Venue

In contemplating what you might look for in a craft beer venue, few people would think to put taxidermied deer heads and political references at the top of their must have list, but St Kilda’s Freddie Wimpoles manages to deliver on both so well that you couldn’t imagine it any other…

Great Northern Hotel Venue

When you hand over the reins of a pub to one of the men responsible for founding Feral – the West Australian brewery named Australia’s best multiple times at the Australian International Beer Awards – you know the commercial beers hogging the taps are going to suffer. And that’s what happened…

Hardimans Hotel Venue

In Kensington, pubs are an endangered species. Considering the suburb sits a mere four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, it’s a shortage that’s something of an oddity.  The similarly placed 'burbs of Richmond, South Melbourne, Footscray and Carlton once had them in droves and, though many…

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KlippaKan Venue

KlippaKan is a multi-ring can clip made of cardboard. It was developed with the sole purposes of helping the beverage industry reduce their plastic waste.  KlippaKan’s base raw material is manufactured from FSC certified cardboard. Its strong, sturdy design has been rigorously tested and it’s…

Moon Dog World Preston Venue

If there has been as much pre-launch hype and wall-to-wall coverage surrounding a new venue opening in Melbourne in recent years – especially one with craft beer at its heart – as was dedicated to Moon Dog World, we'd love to know. Then again, if there's been a new venue opening in Melbourne…

Mountain Goat Newtown (CUB/Asahi) Venue

You ready for this? It’s pretty simple. It’s Mountain Goat. But in Newtown. It’s kind of like the Richmond HQ. But it’s definitely not Richmond. It’s Newtown. While Mountain Goat’s iconic home base is still tucked away in the back streets of Melbourne, the brewery has had a national following…

Natural Science Wine & Liquor Bottleshop

Making excellent beer, wine or spirits involves a fair bit of science. Indeed, brewers often talk about the process of beer-making being a blend of art and science. When it comes to presenting thoughtful and carefully crafted alcohol to drinkers, however, it's more about their ability – and that of…

Nillumbik Cellars Bottleshop

If you were asked where you could find one of Australia’s finest bottleshops, one filled with quality wine from Australia and around the world, chances are it would take you some time before you landed on Diamond Creek. But for nearly 50 years, the suburb in Melbourne’s outer northern edge…

Oldfield Cellars – Gosford Bottleshop

Even those with little more than a passing interest will have noticed that the craft beer scene across New South Wales has, in recent years, been expanding wildly in all directions like a raging bull. In general, that’s meant it has become far easier to find a good local drop, with the distance you…

OnMarket Bottleshop

Attention all brewery owners! Are you eager to make your brewery a household name? Do you have ambitious growth plans, but unsure of how you will fund your growth initiatives? Look no further than OnMarket, an Australian equity solutions service provider with a leading investment and capital raising…

Royston Hotel Venue

The pub that started it all, the Royston was the first to spot the craft beer revolution coming over the horizon. While everyone else was clinging to the safety of long-established brands – maybe with the odd tap or fridge shelf given over to an Aussie micro – this Richmond establishment went the…

The Crafty Squire Venue

Melbourne CBD's very own one stop shop for beer, comprising brewery, multiple bars and restaurants all under one roof – not to mention a rooftop terrace with the roof removed. The former Portland Hotel became The Crafty Squire in 2015, following a major refit and expansion upstairs into rooms formerly…

The Dizzy Rooster VenueBottleshop

A good craft beer bar and bottleshop can be many things in its community. First and foremost, it needs to be a place to drink and buy delicious beer. More than that, however, to really cut through it should feel like a home away from home, the sort of place you want to hang, one that combines those delicious…

Voyager Craft Malt VenueBottleshop

Crafted in the heart of the Riverina, Voyager Craft Malt specialises in producing small batch, single origin artisanal malts from a diverse range of locally grown and regionally sourced premium quality grain.…

Beer Barrel Bottleshop

A few years ago, if you'd walked up to your average Sydneysider and politely enquired as to where you might get your growler filled, the typical reaction would likely have been somewhere between shock and bemusement. You suspect it’d be different these days, with growlers having grown in popularity…

Blackhearts & Sparrows Bottleshop

Blackhearts & Sparrows started out as a home for boutique and obscure wines but, in a reflection of the nation’s changing drinking habits, has increasingly become one of the best places to unearth good beer. They might still call themselves wine purveyors, but their stores across Melbourne – and,…

Bluestone Yeast Co. Bottleshop

Taking inspiration from the vibrant cultural scene that exists in Melbourne’s bluestone laneways, Bluestone Yeast Co. set out with a desire to innovate, hustle and ultimately create something better than the status quo – and to help Australian brewers do the same along the way. Since starting out…

Bottle House Balaclava Bottleshop

When a couple of mates opened Bottle House back in 2011, their focus was firmly fixed on providing those who walked inside with ample opportunity to find the perfect bottle of wine for any occasion. A stone’s throw from South Yarra train station, Bottle House soon became one of those essential stops…

Bottle House South Yarra Bottleshop

When a couple of mates opened Bottle House back in 2011, their focus was firmly fixed on providing those who walked inside with ample opportunity to find the perfect bottle of wine for any occasion. A stone’s throw from South Yarra train station, Bottle House soon became one of those essential stops…

Contract Brewing At Big Shed Bottleshop

Big Shed Brewing has been offering contract brewing services at Royal Park since 2013. We have always been about helping other brands enter the market as the services did not exist in SA when we started. We have a 4-vessel steam-heated 35hL brewhouse Fermenter capability of 24hl, 40hl and 80hlBoth…

Craft Accounting & Advisory Bottleshop

Craft Accounting & Advisory began with the sole focus of providing high quality tax and accounting support to the brewing and hospitality industries. Where other tax agents simply handle your quarterly and annual compliance, Craft Accounting are involved on a day-to-day basis ensuring your business…

Cryer Malt Bottleshop

Suppliers of Premium Brewing Ingredients Supplying Australasian craft brewers with quality brewing ingredients for over 30 years, Cryer Malt is dedicated to sourcing the most premium Malt, Hops & Yeast for all brewing enthusiasts. They distribute the best quality locally crafted malts from Barrett…

Greythorn Cellars Bottleshop

The Di Pietro family is an enterprising bunch when it comes to creating charming, well stocked bottleshops. For more than 30 years, the Di Pietros have been running Diamond Creek’s Nillumbik Cellars, which specialises in fine wine, small batch spirits and craft beer. Later, in 2012, Daniel and Trish…

Hopscotch Venue

For the local or tourist taking a stroll along Southbank in search of a drink, beer has been little more than an afterthought for quite some time. Restaurant after restaurant butts up against one another, offering seafood and prosecco or a happy hour on their signature cocktail. You’ll find craft beer…

Hotel Sweeney's Venue

Some venues surprise you with what they've got hidden away. Hotel Sweeney's is one of those.  On first appearance, everything points towards this being a good ol' fashioned, rough and ready Aussie boozer. In fact, on second appearance things still point that way. But this old Sydney CBD pub has…

Mogwai Labs Venue

Mogwai Labs is a liquid yeast lab based on Dharawal country, Illawarra, NSW.  Yeast plays a major role in creating the iconic flavour profiles of beer and other fermented beverages around the world. These characteristics allow us to define a beer to a particular region. It is our mission to…

Premium Machinery Group Australia Venue

Your brewery and distillery equipment expert. After successfully establishing branches in the USA and Europe, Premium Machinery Group has now become the first Chinese brewhouse, distillery and winery tank manufacturer to set themselves up with a local branch in Australia. This first allows for Australian…

Splatt Engineering Group Venue

Splatt's offer a range of services for craft breweries including machinery supply, repairs, installation and commissioning.We specialise in Can machines, and are agents for the range of CanPro can filler/seamers.The CanPro features: Very Low O2 pickup (< 30 PPB)Speeds…

Stomping Ground Morris Moor Venue

When Stomping Ground launched, it was the first brewery in Collingwood in close to a century. Yet, while that’s a significant milestone in itself, there’s something about the brewery’s home that’s always helped them stand out from the crowd.   Part of Stomping Ground’s success can…

The Winston VenueBottleshop

What do you do if your local doesn't serve good beer? You could travel a bit further and hunt down a bar that does. Or you could do what Kris and Caroline Miles did: take over said local and make it awesome. The local in question is The Winston in North Hobart, the pub just around the corner from where…

Wine Republic Northcote Bottleshop

Following in the footsteps of their Brunswick Street location, Wine Republic owners Fiona Lim and Tom O’Mara have nudged a little further into Melbourne's north and opened a second store on High Street in Northcote. And this time they've done so with a distinctly more hop-focused array of wares. While…

Bayside Beer Belt Bottleshop

The Bayside Beer Belt has just launched it's third Victorian Beer Region - The Cityside Beer Belt!  This new belt promises a unique and immersive experience for both locals and visitors with 14 exceptional craft breweries and distilleries nestled in the heart of Inner Melbourne.  Victoria…

Beer Cartel Bottleshop

What with his Belgian heritage, it was only a matter of time before Geoff Huens' taste buds told him that what was being served up as beer in Australia simply wasn't the real deal. Trips through the UK, US and Belgium in 2007 made sure of that. As for business partner Richard Kelsey, his experience of…

Beer DeLuxe Venue

As the name suggests, this bar in the heart of Melbourne’s Federation Square has always offered solace for the beer aficionado. But it really started to come into its own as a craft beer destination since the end of 2008. Where once there were four beers on tap, there became nine, then more than a…

Beer Fans Venue

Australia's Best Beer Store - Selling Beer & Merch At Beer Fans, any beer you buy comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. There’s no hard ball questions, you don’t have to send the beer back, we won’t name and shame you! We simply want you to be as happy as Larry when it comes to sippin’…

Bogs Footwear Venue

Bogs Footwear’s history started over a decade ago in Portland, Oregon, initially providing comfortable waterproof footwear to the Oregon farm community. And, as word of mouth grew about the Bogs boot range and their waterproof comfort, many local craft brewers started choosing the boots to keep…

BSK Projects Venue

You craft the beer, we craft the brewery. Building and opening a brewery on time and on budget requires experience, expertise, and a full focus. As Project Managers, we specialise in delivering hospitality, entertainment, and tourism venues across Australia and internationally. We help you with…

Craft Cartel Bottleshop

You’re lying on the couch and the doorbell rings. You sneak over to the window and peek through the curtain, hoping it’s not your weird neighbour or someone conducting a survey. It’s not your neighbour. It’s not someone with a clipboard. It’s a courier, and they’re holding a box from Craft…

Cromer Cellars Bottleshop

Carawa Road is a fairly quiet street in the fairly quiet suburb of Cromer in Sydney's Northern Beaches. As you drive through this typical suburban scene, the only thing that might jump out at you is a small cluster of shops about halfway down. There are no more than half dozen of them; neighbourhood…

Ellerslie Australia Bottleshop

Great Beer Starts Here With a history dating back to the 1930s, Ellerslie Australia is a fourth-generation family company that's proudly Australian-owned. Adding to our heritage as Australia’s largest independent hop grower, we have continued to team up with world renowned producers to offer a comprehensive…

Fermentis by Lesaffre Bottleshop

An expert in the Art of Fermentation, Fermentis works with everyone in the world of beer, wine, spirits, and other fermented beverages. Its range of products and services covers almost all professional requirements: from safeguarding production to expressing sensory characteristics. A business…

Pink Boots Society Australia Bottleshop

Mission The Pink Boots Society was created to assist, inspire and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education. Organisational Goals Support PBS members to advance their beer careers through education.Teach women beer professionals the judging skills necessary…

Synergy Custom Solutions Pty Ltd Bottleshop

Synergy Custom Solutions is an Australian-owned, Australian-run company, and a one stop shop for your brewing business. We offer Brewery Solutions and many other services to make your life as a Brewer or Distiller easier, saving you time and money. We provide: Complete brewery and distillery systems…

Gypsy Hub Bottleshop

Gypsy Hub offers an award-winning contract brewing and distilling service, from R&D right through to production, bottling, canning, kegging, labelling and distributing your commercially ready product. We operate out of our HACCP certified facility in Melbourne's inner north, working with a broad range…

Konvoy Kegs Bottleshop

At Konvoy, we're big on the small things! Keeping it simple with: No ScanningNo Daily FeesNo Lost Kegs We have developed a passive tracking beacon and software system to track the location of kegs at all times.  For breweries, this means scan free tracking of all kegs, with live information…

neumaker Bottleshop

neumaker provides a unique range of yeasts, nutrients and process aids as well as filtration media and equipment. We have partnered with AEB to bring the most innovative and complete brewing product range to the Australian market including: Ale Yeasts Lager Yeasts Yeasts for Sours Stabilisers…

Otter's Promise VenueBottleshop

Taking a walk down High Street in Armadale, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t expect to find a craft beer venue tucked in among the wedding dress salons. But, where some might see a street that wouldn’t suit such a business, Dan Taranto saw opportunity. After a few years helping to build…

The Hop Supply Co Bottleshop

In recent years, Bendigo has punched well above its population size when it comes to spots to enjoy a good beer. The Dispensary began focusing on quality beer (and wine, spirits and food) in 2009 and has since been joined by the likes of The Cambrian, Flight Bar & Bottleshop and Handle…

District Bottle Store Bottleshop

Between the two families, it’s fair to say the Drysdales and Canevas had their fingers in plenty of pies. Or, more accurately, in plenty of pints. Joel and Janna Drysdale are the couple behind Venom Brewing, with Joel born into a family of publicans, and whose folks run the Country Club Hotel in Yea. Danial…

The 5th Ingredient (Beer30) Bottleshop

Beer30 by The 5th Ingredient is a fully customisable brewery management software designed to help breweries track data from grain-to-glass.  With real-time data, brewers can improve the quality and consistency of their beer and eliminate waste to help brew better beer and drive…

Jono Outred Content & Consult Bottleshop

Jono Outred Content & Consult offers a range of services within the craft brewing industry, including copywriting, creative writing/storytelling, photography and branding consultation. With more than 12 years of hands-on experience within the beer industry, Jono Outred Content & Consult can authentically…

McCoppins Bottleshop

McCoppins must hold a special place in the hearts of many Melburnians. With its main bottleshops in Fitzroy and Abbotsford staying open until midnight, they offer drinkers a magical extra couple of hours to stock up after most others have closed. Here at The Crafty Pint, we've certainly been grateful…

The Noble Hops Venue

Joe Wee wanted to do something different. An engineer by training and trade, for some years he had harboured the idea of changing tack and creating a place where his beer fantasies could play out. As this dream swirled around he was keeping abreast of the fast changes in the growing Sydney scene, while…

Liquex Venue

Liquex is committed to understanding the needs of their customers through providing tailored warehousing, storage and transport solutions for the beverage industry. With both ambient and temperature controlled Cold Storage bonded facilities, Liquex has the flexibility to meet their customers’…

Union Hotel Newtown Venue

For many years there wasn't much to distinguish The Union Hotel from most of the other typical Aussie pubs lining Newtown's famous King Street; big, old, a little worn and with the same beer selection as every other place. These days though, it's a very different story. A family-owned business for just…

Brewhouse Margaret River Panther Cream Beer

Eighteen months after opening, Brewhouse Margaret River won Best WA Beer and Best Commercial Beer at the 2017 Perth Royal Beer Show awards for its Peter Coupan Barrel Aged Stout. The accolade seemed to catch many, including the Brewhouse team, off guard with the beer selling out in record time from its…

Brewmanity Social Beast Beer

When the time came to put the first Brewmanity beer into cans, ensuring broad appeal would have been front and centre, what with the brewing company's focus on fundraising. Yet, thanks in particular to a sizeable amount of Vic Secret hops added late on in the brewing process, the Social Beast comes with…

Alice Springs Brewing Co Smashing Mango Sour Beer

It's fair to say Alice Springs the place has endured a rough start to the year, and many of the businesses there have been suffering as a result. It's also fair to say that Alice Springs the brewery has been doing a fine job of bringing positive vibes and fun beers to the town since launching – we…

Bridge Road Brewers B2 Bomber Mach 12.0 Beer

And once again, like clockwork, Australia's finest imperial Belgian black IPA returns to herald another orbit around the sun by Bridge Road Brewers. The Beechworth brewery keeps throwing out new ideas with such regularity – let's declare an independent micronation, how about a bar made of cardboard…

Boston Brewing NZ IPL & Whisky Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Beer

As winter ebbs away, Boston deliver a pair with one foot warming next to a cast iron fire, the other dusted in beach sand and sunlight. At the time of writing, wistful longing for the latter takes priority, so we begin with **New Zealand India Pale Lager** which fizzes with Nelson Sauvin, Wakatu and…

Otherside Brewing Co Creative Releases: Sabbath 2020 Beer

A year ago, Otherside released Sabbath, a beer which seemed, at the time, to be a new seasonal in a developing portfolio. With next to no promo, the beer then labelled stout, wandered into fridges and waited quietly for a moment of revelation - this was not a stout. No, Sabbath ‘19 was a mid-strength…

Australian Brewery Trans-Tasman XPA Beer

It’s not uncommon for an Australian brewery to release a commemorative beer around Anzac Day. What is unusual, however, is when that beer is actually brewed by a former Anzac. That's the case here, however, after ex-Rifleman Jamie Howie made the interesting career move from Australian Army to Australian…

Brewhouse Margaret River Saison Beer

As Ryan Ashworth stepped into the head brewer’s role at Brewhouse Margaret River an expanding range of possibilities opened up not only for himself but also the brewery. While the temptation to go a little crazy was ripe, the desire to craft something seasonal and refreshing was also front of mind.…

Australian Brewery Revenge Of The Pith IIPA Beer

For a brewery that makes a lot of beer, The Australian Brewery doesn’t necessarily make a lot of beers. This is a brewery that’s essentially made its name knocking out a tight range that’s brought them regular success at competitions at home and abroad. As for the latest crazes? Well, it’s just…

Australian Brewery Ice Ice Baby Beer

The team at The Australian Brewery has never been afraid to eschew the cries of some among the beer cognoscenti who believe lagers are boring. Indeed, sometimes you think they might even be goading them; after all, this is a brewery that, at a time before many had even considered canned beer, filled…

Brew & A: Pizey News

Not only has Bootleg Brewery been around longer than almost every other microbrewery in Australia, it's done a remarkable job of holding onto its brewers for a long time. Past head brewer Michael "Brookesy" Brookes was there a decade and a half and the man that stepped into his shoes has now been…

Brew & A: Stu Grant News

  In Tasmania’s busy beer market, gypsy outfit Ocho has managed to stand out from the crowd since launching. Stu Grant released the first beers under the Ocho banner shortly after he started brewing at Van Diemen at the end of 2015, selling direct to customers via the brewing…

Australians Join Brewgooder's Global Gathering News

It was November last year when Brewgooder launched their Global Gathering campaign. Their mission was to bring together hundreds of breweries across the world to use craft beer help supply clean drinking water to some 100,000 people in need. Breweries would design their own beers and release…

Brew & A: Keegan Steinbacher News

Since the launch of their first beers at their panoramic brewery home at Cape Naturaliste in South West WA almost a decade ago, Eagle Bay Brewing have established themselves as a key player in the Western Australian brewing scene.  Next year sees the family-run operation mark ten years…

Brew A Batch – An Ethical Guide To Homebrewing News

Towards the end of Brew A Batch, a new homebrew manual for beginners, author Chris Sidwa suggests readers bring along a bottle of their own brew next time they drop into his workplace, Batch Brewing Co in Sydney’s craft-soaked Inner West. Not wanting to disappoint, your extremely unreliable narrator…

Brew & A: Stuart Taylor of Homestead News

Coming from a hospitality background working front of house in Perth bars, Homestead head brewer Stuart Taylor always had a passion for beer. Yet he didn't bring a background in homebrewing with him when he made the switch from serving drinks to producing them. Instead, Stuart took the skills…

Brew & A: Tim Miller News

Brewmanity finally broke ground on what will become their brewpub home in South Melbourne last month. It's been a long time coming, given former Melbourne Demons captain David Neitz and co-founder Jamie Fox were raising money for good causes through their beers midway through the last decade. Since…

Brewmanity Find A Home In South Melbourne News

After a long search, Brewmanity are set to open a home of their own after gaining council approval for a brewery and taproom in South Melbourne. The production brewery and taproom are set to open in February next year, forming a multilevel space on Tope Street.  David Neitz,…

Brew & A: Bright's Reid Stratton News

This week sees Bright Brewery launch their first Mystery Beer, an idea conceived by their rep Evin Craney and brought to life by head brewer Reid Stratton. The latter only joined the High Country brewery a few months ago, making the move from New England Brewing Co in Uralla after half a decade, and…

Alice Springs Brewing Co: Five Years In Five Beers News

There's no denying the events of the past few years on a global scale make a decent dictionary definition for roller-coaster. The situation has been even more acute for those in the Australian beer and hospitality industries, thanks to the extended lockdowns, staff shortages worsened…

Brew & A: Carla Naismith News

The road to becoming a brewer doesn't often follow a straightforward career trajectory. Sure, there are more TAFE courses helping budding brewers along the way there ever before but, in many case, it’s a job into which people fall – and, often, it’s only with the beauty of hindsight they realise…

Brew & A: Eden Pink News

When Eden Pink first started working at Prancing Pony around six years ago, becoming a brewer wasn't front-and-centre of the 19-year-old's mind. Sure, she loved beer but as a student at the time Eden regarded the front-of-house job as a fun way to combine her love of working with beer and people…

Australia's First Airport Brewery Takes Off News

Australia's first airport brewery is up and running with Stomping Ground's brewers firing up their six hectolitre system in Melbourne Airport's Terminal 3 today.  The brewpub venue has been open and serving beers since last Saturday but this is the debut brew – and they've chosen a memorable…

Brew & A: Rachel Freeman News

Sometimes it feels like brewing is less of a career you choose and more one that chooses you. Once upon a time, people became brewers to make beers they couldn't readily buy but as craft beer has become more available, it hasn't stopped passionate people from joining the industry.  For…

Brew & A: Justin Corbitt News

Melbourne brewery Hawkers is approaching the midway point of a burst of barrel aged releases that could well be the densest yet seen in Australia. Following a triplet of aquavit-ified Wheat Wines, a bourbon barrel aged Old Ale left the brewery this week and there are various imperial stouts to come,…

Brew & A: Chase Saraiva – Wildflower News

Chase Saraiva’s journey to become head brewer of Sydney’s Wildflower Brewing and Blending is a tale as old as time. He travelled 12,500km for a two-month working holiday only to be caught in the middle of a deadly global pandemic two weeks in. Thus, with no way of returning to his pestilence-riddled…

Brew & A: Morrison Brewery News

There's around 20 breweries and brewing companies that call Tasmania home today. Yet most of them have less than a year or two under their belts, making Launceston based Morrison Brewery something of an elder statesman on the scene. This week sees the family run business turn five, with celebrations…

Brew & A: Mattias Isaksson News

When the team behind Prickly Moses took over Queenscliff's Esplanade Hotel, it offered a unique opportunity for Mattias Isaksson.As one quarter of the team behind the gypsy brewery Old Wives Ales, Mattias was keen to find more work brewing and, having just moved into the area, saw the opportunity to…

Brew & A: Andrew Robson of The Lord News

When the Lord Nelson took out Champion Draught Beer at the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show earlier this month, it wasn't just one of Australia's pioneering brewpubs that enjoyed the accolade. As The Lord's founder Blair Hayden was quick to point out, Nelspresso Brown Ale's success was…

Brew & A: Luigi Mensi News

If you were going to grow a brewer in a lab, you could do a lot worse than using Luigi Mensi as a template. A lifetime of obtaining seemingly unrelated skills, lucky coincidences and unceasing hard work aside, it was a chance decision to try to make some mead while in the midst of studying chemistry…

Point Break Brewery International Event

Although it sometimes seems like every locale has its own beer festival, it's not true. For example, Torquay never had one. Well, until now that is. And boy are they breaking the drought with a belter.  On August 17 the Point Break Brewery International will take place at Blackman's…

National Tree Day at Bowden Brewing Event

Bowden Brewing have partnered with fellow SA business Frigid.Cloud and a few other SA businesses on a fascinating project exploring sustainable practices in beer. The beer in question is Beers Don't Grow On Trees, which you can read all about here. There's just one keg of this "Sustainable Ale" in…

Dark Lager Fest at Brightstar Brewing Event

If you're partial to a dunkel, schwarzbier, rauchbier, caffienated dark lager or any other moody take on a classic lager, Brightstar Brewing has an event that'll rock your grain bill.  Their much-loved Dark Lager Fest is returning to Thebarton on August 9-11, with guest indie brewers…

WA Beer & Brewing Conference 2024 Event

The WA Beer & Brewing Conference is making its return in 2024 with the conference confirmed to take place on August 2 at The Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough.  The annual event, hosted by the West Australian Brewers Association (WABA), is designed to be a gateway to the world…

Dark vs Dark at Modus Merewether Event

Six local breweries. Six dark beers. Only one winner.  Get into the spirit of the season at Modus Merewether as they host a Dark vs Dark evening where they invite five Newy brewers (plus themselves) to bring their best dark beer for a delicious face-off with highly consequentlial bragging rights…

Blackman's 10th Birthday Party Event

Everyone loves a "locals done good" story, and you'd have to say that Blackman's is a cracker. Since opening their Torquay brewery a decade ago, the family-run brewery has been on an upward and outward rise that's seen them taking out a Champion Brewery trophy and spread their delicious footprint…

Freshie Palooza Event

No more hiding. No more hibernating. It's time, Sydneysiders, to get out and let live music course through your body and warm your winter ills as Freshwater Brewing becomes the home of Freshie Palooza, a four day feast of food, booze, arts, activities and entertainment for all ages. Taking…

Stone & Wood Murbah Open Day Event

Timed nicely to celebrate a tenth year of brewing at their Murwillumbah home, the team from Stone & Wood are preparing to host their annual and much-loved Murbah Open Day.  What is it? Well, on August 3 the doors to the normally out-of-bounds production brewery will be thrown…

The Crafty Pint presents Take Down The Title! Event

Do you have what it takes to beat a "professional" brewer, beer judge and all-round beer geek at his own game(show)? Go head-to-head with Working Title's very own Mark Howes on a night of beer-based game show lunacy, hosted by Brisbane's favourite ex-beer-blogging prodigal son and Crafty Pint contributor…

New Flower Sound System Launch Party at 3 Ravens Event

Aside, perhaps, from pouring the former on the latter, it's difficult to think of a scenario in which the combination of fresh beer and vintage sound systems isn't going to result in everyone within earshot having a great time.  So it will be at 3 Ravens on July 27 as they…